DANGÜS TARKÜS "Rock'n'Roll for the People" LP
Side A: My Josie, You Make Me Crazy, Brain Teaser, Inverted Kingdom, Sherlock Holmes
Side B: Hot Love, Apocalloyd, You Are My Friend, Elvis, Backseat Love
After last years dazzling EP on Lumpy Records, its high time Dangüs Tarküs’ mysterious, heretofore cassette-only, killer 2013 glam punk debut, Rock ‘n’ Roll for the People, got a proper (limited) vinyl release!
Who is Dangüs and what’s a Tarküs you ask (after all the searches of Google, Wiki and the works fail to reveal the truth…)? Dangüs Tarküs is the alter ego of Joe Sussman. So who is Joe Sussman? Joe Sussman - among other distinctions* – is the front dude and guitar guru of NANCY (Brooklyn come Chicago’s dynamo punk duo). Loyal NANCY fans will recognize Dangüs Tarküs originals on the album (like “My Josie”, “Inverted Kingdom” and “Hot Love”) from NANCY’s sizzling live sets, fleshed out here and tracked with a full band (although little else is known of the rhythm section, comprised of bassist Tüsh M’Güsh and drummer YouTübe FartTübe).
Well worth the wait and it’s weight – in meatballs, tushy tickles and every last generation of pure AM/FM gold – listeners at home can expect to find the best mutant punk blasts since the age of new records from The Spits (on bangers like “Apocalloyd” and “Brain Teaser”). Pressed for 45 RPM and lovingly remastered and cut at +5DB, it’s legitimately loud at ANY volume! And much like any serious Rock’n’Roll effort, this platter summons it’s kindred spirits and primordial forbearers in a slew of covers, ranging from the classics (Sparks and Nikki & the Corvettes) to the more obscure and underappreciated (Pantherman). They’re reinvented here, and newly indispensable – like all the songs The Cramps ever taught us!
Desperate times call for Dangüs Tarküs; now let Rock’n’Roll for the People ring-a-ding-ding!!!
*founding member of the Bad Boy Club™ and original lifetime key holder at Coed Naked™