RECORD REVIEWS, JANUARY-JUNE 2018
WAU Y LOS ARRRGHS. El Mananero 7” (Slovenly) American reissue (complete with brand new artwork) of the farewell single from this soon-to-be-legendary Spanish garage band. Sometimes you hear something and you can instantly sum it up in one word. In this case, that word is ‘raucous’. Wau Y Los Arrrghs are very much in the tradition of The Mummies , mixing primal Sixties sounds with the kind of punk rock adrenalin rush that you hear on the first Damned or Dead Boys albums. The two songs are so frantic that it all sounds as if it might fall apart at any moment, but somehow they keep their grip on the tunes right until the very end. And the fact that the vocals are sung in Spanish doesn’t present any problem – it just adds to the wonderful chaos ! Snap up a copy for yourself and you’ll hear exactly what I mean !