The Gruesomes Cave-in!
Published May 23, 2007Cave-in! is a gorgeous, snarling beast unleashed by Montreals seminal garage rock gods the Gruesomes. First released in 2000, the band has reissued this snotty tour de force on their label, Ricochet Sound. Often hailed as seminal garage rock revivalists when they started as teenagers in the 80s, the Gruesomes were shaped by watching hours of television and devouring 60s-era records. Their name was taken from the creepy neighbours on The Flintstones and less than a year after picking up their instruments the Gruesomes had cut their debut album, 1986s Tyrants of Teen Trash. Over 20 years later, they can look back on a career carved out of a snivelling sound and a campy image that has made them cult heroes in the landscape of Canadian music, and Cave-in! is an album not to be missed if you didnt catch it the first time around. "Stop It, Girl and "You Gotta Believe Me are cutthroat masterpieces of trashed up derision, while "Youre Not the Boss of Me and "Serves You Right have such ranting appeal that its easy to see how the Gruesomes have managed to maintain their cool all these years. (Ricochet Sound)