The rightful heiress to the spirit of Neutron Bomb/Babylonian Gorgon Los Angeles punk of the late 70s probably doesnâ€™t even know sheâ€™s directly descended from it, but oh my friends â€“ she is. Chicagoâ€™s MISS ALEX WHITE AND THE RED ORCHESTRA now have their second excellent CD under their belts with the release of a new one this year called â€œSPACE & TIMEâ€ on In The Red. For about the first eight or nine songs, itâ€™s hands-down one of the best records of the year, then loses a little steam before finishing up in the Top 15 nonetheless. Itâ€™s a little more varied than the first CD of theirs â€“ which I wrote about here â€“ in the sense that tempos are all over the proverbial map & straddling all manner of punk styles. Kinda like a lot of those wacky Masque punks of Darby Crashâ€™s day â€“ your UXAs, your Metrosquads, your Howard Werths, your Controllers – even your early punk-era GO-GOs (check the bouncy girl-group pop of â€œShe Wannaâ€ if you donâ€™t believe me). I saw them play a few of these songs live last year and knew itâ€™d be a good record, but itâ€™s even better than that. Iâ€™m going to post a couple for you here, but you might want to think about skipping that and clicking here instead.
Play or Download MISS ALEX WHITE & THE RED ORCHESTRA â€“ â€œIn The Snowâ€
Play or Download MISS ALEX WHITE & THE RED ORCHESTRA â€“ â€œFuture Talkâ€