Reviewed by Monolith.gr
The Whores Of Tijuana, famous for their cheap and not very tight sexual borders, have gained another aspect for being known of music! No, seriously I’m not talking about any lustrous Mexican chicas here, but of a band that should be considered especially by all those who have above their bed icons of senior Garcia, Fu Manchu and Orange Goblin (Coup De Grace), who ride their big bikes to the sunset, who boogie in their vans, who have always a beer in one hand and a burrito in their back pocket. You know who you are.
This is the first and self released effort of the "putas" produced by mister Scott Reeder himself!! This alone drew my attention on these guys, cause what’s good for Reeder can not be exactly your average Joe shit! So let’s move on with the biopsy. You know these short jokes, which you have heard a thousand times over and over again, and still there’s always someone who tells this joke again, giving a little extra and you laugh your ass off one more time? This is the kinda thing we’re talking about here! The Whores of Tijuana don’t play anything that you haven’t heard of (though they don’t lack of originality), they play simply RAWk and roll, as taught by the masters! In your face stuff starting right away with no introduction, just get in, get off, get out, with "Don Juan". Weird riffage as it is on most of their tracks, but catches you really quickly. "Carved", “Running My Machine", "Chick Hearn" and "Black Salt" thrash their way through your speakers with the same attitude as a biker who, high on tequila and the boiling sun, lets it rip through the desert chased by the highway police, which is really fast and dirty if you ask my humble opinion on that matter ye dear folks.
The tracks "6 Minutes Of Loving", "Trip Manhattan" show the other side of the desert, when it gets dark and confusing. Sit down by your cactus sipping the juice of the blue guave and howling along with the coyotes in the moonlight!
Not bad fellas for the first timers they are! Proper elements from the best in this genre are obvious in their sound, song structure and the performance of the Whores. The sound is quite disturbing (in a good way) in the beginning, since the guitars are really fuzzy and the bass likes to test the response and stamina of your woofer, but for such "dirty" music and the attitude of miles of sand, cheap liquor, even cheaper women, and fast rock’n’roll it suites just fine! Nuff said!