American Speedway Ship Of Fools

American Speedway Ship Of Fools
Though barely a year old, Philadelphia’s American Speedway have already cemented their place in the upper-echelons of gritty sleaze rock with Ship Of Fools. Thanks to a throaty vocal delivery and a penchant for the same distorted take on bare-bones, blues-based riffs on nitrous oxide established by colleagues Zeke and the Supersuckers, this quartet blaze through ten tracks like a methamphetamine junkie cooking their first fix in a week. Confident and assertive without hitting the point of cockiness, every second of Ship Of Fools asserts that while we are no longer in the fine company of acts such as the New Bomb Turks or Gaza Strippers, the world of punk rock’n’roll is alive again. American Speedway have revived the corpse. (MVD)