One of the many bands that sprung from the genius of Seattle garage punk legend ROB VASQUEZ were THE GORLS, a short-lived combo who recorded their own 45 for Vasquezâ€™s Dope Records and then a minimalist (both in look and feel) split 45 with FLATHEAD. Iâ€™m not sure how I stumbled across the latter in 1993, but Iâ€™m pretty sure it was a blink-and-you-missed-it affair, probably pressed around the 200 mark or so. I love everything about this Gorls track â€“ the mushmouth, strange, seemingly improvisational vocals; the way the song revs up slowly and winds down at the same speed; and of course, that patented Vasquez guitar sound that you, me or anyone could easily pick out of police lineup of stellar axemen. If youâ€™re wondering who this Vasquez guy is, go here, here and here, and also download his late 80s band THE NIGHTS AND DAYSâ€™ second 45 here.
Download THE GORLS â€“ â€œBongo Beatâ€