THE BELLRAYS: Gran Fury LP (color vinyl)

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Finally it’s here! After many years, the repress arrived. This time how it was supposed to be. With new cover artwork and newly mixed songs.

Under the Mountain

CHAPUTA! - Garage Punk Powered

 

Finally it’s here! After many years, the repress arrived. This time how it was supposed to be. With new cover artwork and newly mixed songs.
It’s a rare but exhilarating occasion when you put on a new LP and are utterly blown away by what you hear. Every now and then, music makes you feel magically alive — makes you want to jump around, pound your fist in the air, and shout “Oh, yeah!” Listening to Grand Fury, the second major release by Los Angeles quartet the Bellrays, is such an experience. Imagine the Funhouse-era Stooges fronted by a female R&B singer instead of Iggy Pop, and you’ll have a vague understanding of what the Bellrays call “maximum rock ‘n’ soul”. Although they’ve drawn comparisons to the Stooges or the MC5 fronted by Tina Turner, Etta James, or Aretha Franklin, the Bellrays rightly point out that soul was an important element in those Detroit-area punks’ sounds. So, in some ways, the Bellrays are just bringing out an element of early punk music that was there all along.
Nonetheless, the resulting sound is startlingly unique. Lead singer Lisa Kekaula has also sung jazz, and it’s obvious she has technical skill, but she tears into these songs with a venom and passion that is pure rock ‘n’ roll. Bandmates Tony Fate, Bob Vennum, and Ray Chin provide a raw, blues-edged backing that is loose enough to allow Kekaula
considerable room to go wild. And does she ever. With her raucous voice and the aggressive songs penned by guitarist Fate, Kekaula makes you believe she’d sooner spit in your face than look at you….

TRACKLISTING:
01. TOO MANY HOUSES IN HERE
02. FIRE ON THE MOON
03. SNAKE CITY
04. SCREWDRIVER
05. EVIL MORNING
06. ZERO PM
07. STUPID FUCKING PEOPLE
08. HEAT CAGE
09. HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME
10. MONKEY HOUSE
11. WARHEAD
12. UNDER