Hey here is something that might interest a number of you NYC Underground music fans. It seems as though the legendary Toilet Boys are doing a reunion show at the one and only Saint Vitus Bar. Isn’t that cool? I mean if you’re a fan of theirs of course. Check out the poster and statement below which we snagged from their Official Facebook Page.
Says Miss Guy:
“We’re very excited to announce our first official New York show in over 10 years! Saturday Feb 13th 2016 at St. Vitus with special guests Battletorn and The Sweet Things. Tickets on sale soon and more dates to be announced! #ThePartyStartsNow”
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep my own thoughts brief on this since I never really followed The Toilet Boys nor had much background in them outside of a couple of popular songs. I do think its great when any band decides to come back and do gigs at small intimate places such as Saint Vitus Bar. If this news is blowing your mind then you better keep watching the listings for ticket sales since this space is smaller than most others and that means a sure to sellout event. I don’t think I will go because its around the time that I do the Toy Fair and that fills my time up rather nicely but if they do anything at Irving Plaza or Gramercy Theatre I will surely look into going so I can report on it here for you readers. Stay tuned and if you do end up going to this, drop a line and let us know how it was.
Artist: Toilet Boys Title: “Sex Music” Label: Dead City Records Release Date: December 11, 2007 Genre: Glam-Punk Rating: 3/5
Hailed by many as the last of the old school NYC punk bands, the Toilet Boys disbanded rather than water down the onstage pyrotechnics following the tragic Great White nightclub fire of 2003, and this posthumous release features stuff that had been gathering dust, demos, and remixes of pre-existing material.
Definitely embodying a dying breed of Big Apple punker attitude and general sleaziness, the Toilet Boys could rawk ass with the best of them, but, save for a handful of standout tracks, you’d never know that from this album. That’s not to say “Sex Music” is by any means bad, but it’s hard to get a feel for the band from what amounts to a grab bag of odds and ends. The remixes are disposable attempts at retooling some harder pieces for the dance club crowd, so we’ll just let those go at that. The remaining eight tracks are evenly split between the mediocre and the utterly kickass, and the latter batch of tunes are well worth adding to your collection; a caffeine-jittery cover of the Ramones’ “Carbona Not Glue” is a welcome inclusion, and “Let’s Do It Again” scores as a solid bit of psychedelia, “Drug Of Choice” features guest appearances by “Pope of Trash” John Waters, ex-Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry, and the Lunachicks’ Theo Kogan, but the crown jewel of the disc is without question “Gods & Monsters,” a plaintive and evocative account from the point of view of a lovesick rock musician. It’s a great song, and it would have made for an incredible cover by the Ramones. Continue reading “Sex Music” by Toilet Boys→