MP3 The Late Fees - ROCK: Punk
Doo-Wop-Punk. The Late Fees fuse the gritty street harmonies of 50s vocal groups with guitar-driven 70s-era punk rock. Songs about first erections, car crashes, and prescription drug use.
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ROCK: Punk, ROCK: 50''s Rock
The Late Fees are more of a street gang than just a band. If, instead of becoming a mad hermit and gun nut, Phil Spector continued making great records, he might have cooked up something like The Late Fees.
Fusing doo-wop and girl-group harmonies with stripped-down 70s-era punk, The Late Fees offer up short, hooky songs about first erections, car crashes, perscription drug use, and -- their favorite topic -- rock and roll itself.
Led by songwriters and guitarists/vocalists Zimmy T. (AKA Neil Kaiser) and Fingers McKnuckles (AKA Rich Restaino), The Late Fees began as a side project for two former folkies who became fed up with the coffee-house scene. Soon, the band took over all attention, and the acoustic guitars were packed away. The Fees also include the thunderous rhythm section of Hunt Stillborn III on bass/vocals and Wylie Peyote on drums, but their secret weapon is the girl vocal team of Lefty Grooves and Pammycakes. Separately, all of the Fees have made names for themselves in the music scene of their Austin, TX home base. Together, they form one giant, throbbing, musical id that both confounds and delights.
Their self-titled debut record was produced by Phil Sphinctor (Knuckles & Zimmy), along with the rest of the group at madhouse! records studio in Austin. Inspired by Spector, it was mixed in "near-mono," with only slight speaker separation. It was mastered by Jason Richards of the great Austin band, The Addictions. Guest appearances include honorary Fees Elzie Sweetcheeks, H.P., Roz Mandola, Mr. Brown, and Moxie Sillen.
The Late Fees play regularly in Austin at clubs like Beerland, Trophy''s, The Parlor, among others. Their live shows are raucous affairs and their irreverent, blue lyrics and melodies have a way of getting stuck in your head.
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