Real Rock ‘n Roll ain’t dead folks, and Chicago’s Poison Boys bring a sleazy, greazy dose of the good stuff.
With three grimy dudes that look like they’re days away from rehab, the Poison Boys look exactly like the same kind of reckless, drug-addled scuzz rockers that Johnny Thunders was lookin’ to recruit when he formed the Heartbreakers just after his departure from the New York Dolls.
And any one of these motherfuckers woulda fit right in as the core spirit of the Poison Boys is the syringe addled sounds of the Heartbreakers, the Dolls and Thunders solo material with echos of fellow guitar-slinging, riff ‘n roll disciples like Hanoi Hanoi Rocks, the Berlin Brats, Dead Boys, Nervous Eaters and the Joneses.
‘Out Of My Head’ lives up to it’s Junkie Rock name spewing the best kind of smutty, sloppy Rock & Roll sleaze across 12 guitar-centric, gutter dwelling tracks that reek of shitheads, ex-girlfriends, bad decisions and life gone wrong.
The LP jacket is adorned with cool looking cover art by Alex Hagen and includes a lyrics sheet insert as well.