Adrenalin

Cumz N Goes / Rock N Roll Screamer

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Sing Sing

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Detroit Rock circa 1976 meant one thing and one thing only: the ready-made light beer commercial sounds of “Night Moves” by Silver Bullet Bob Seger. And if that one fact is not enough to convince you that the high time, high-tide of high-powered Motor City rock was definitively dead mid-Me-Decade then you can see also Glenn Frey. However, there remained many ideological hold-outs; bright spots amongst the burned-out crags of Detroit’s blighted skyline: Sonic’s Rendezvous, Death, The Dogs, Lightnin’. But the band that came the closest in true garage group style to recapturing the excitement and spirit of the Grande Ballroom with one fell double-sided swoop before hopping a bus-ride back to nowhere was ADRENALIN. Looking, from surviving video footage, like the featured entertainment at a Hamtramck Junior Prom, but sounding like a junior varsity MC5, the Guitar Army rampage on “Rock N Roll Screamer” reeks of amphetamines and A2 residue; the gymnastic histrionics of Sonic Smith most particularly. The flip-side’s no slouch either. Easily in the same league as “City Slang,” “Raw Power” or “Borderline,” “Rock N Roll Screamer,” originally issued without a picture sleeve on the obscure local Fiddlers imprint, is the happiest of accidents as Adrenalin’s intentions were never proto-punk glory.

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