Big Midnight Everything for the First Time

The Richmond Sluts, San Francisco’s garage rock prodigies, didn’t last nearly as long as they should have. Lucky for us, they’re back in a new incarnation called Big Midnight. The ’60s influence that shaped their erstwhile outfit has been replaced by an injection of the early ’70s sounds of the Rolling Stones and the Stooges. The vocals of Shea Roberts have an Iggy Pop quality to them that makes this record that much better, especially on the slower tunes. The sound is further boosted by the occasional organs, harmonica and the backing vocals of Lydia Walker. If they decide to stick around longer than the Richmond Sluts did, chances are good we’ll be hearing a lot more about them. (Alive!)