Feb 18, 2010

The Fastbacks. Zücker.

Despite sounding like exhilarated teenagers, Seattle's Fastbacks have a ridiculously deep-rooted and wildly-branched family tree. Starting in 1979, if you lived in their area, chances were you would eventually be in the band. They've racked up ties with everyone from The Young Fresh Fellows, The Posies, Skinyard, and Visqueen, to Nirvana, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, and Guns N Roses.

As folks who firmly believe in the transcendent power of a short, fast song, The Fastbacks' melodious girl-group vocals and overtop three-chord pogo-pop create a sound somewhat like Cheap Trick being filtered through The Ramones and the Buzzcocks. Everybody's just here to have a grand time playing Saturday-afternoon punk.


Fastbacks on myspace

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