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New Music Sunday: Junkyard

Junkyard is one of those straight up rock bands that no one talks about much. They sort of percolate in the background and when they release a new track or album, the music just kind of hits you. Now the band has a video for their song "Cut From the Same Cloth." It's from the album High Water. This isn't the sleazy Junkyard of days past - it's more heavy I guess you could say. Happy Sunday everyone.

Reader Comments (11)

Nothing pretentious or fancy. Straight up sleazy rock. I like it. 🤘
October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I bought this album the day it came out. It's been out for several months. Anyway, it's a really good record with plenty of hard, sleazy sounds. these guys are the real deal.
October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob
Best Rock CD I have bought in years.
October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Hassinger

I agree with Gary and Bob!

These guys are The REAL DEAL, SLEAZY and Straight Up, soundwise, at any rate.

But I think it’s the latter observation of being “Straight Up” that makes this track a little disappointing.

The problem is the words ... I mean, what the h*ll, The guy’s singin’ about his parents for chrissakes! That’s NOT Rock and Roll.

Look, I don’t mean to slag cuz, like I said, I LOVE THIS BAND, but their stuff is much better when it’s got the ATTITUDE which up until now, has always been a key ingredient to what makes them so great.

I, too, picked this up when it came out, Brian. It’s solid but I’m going to reserve the claim, “The best CD I’ve bought in years.” for Cheap Trick’s “We’re All Alright!”, which May also get my vote as “Best Album of The Year”, unless an album that’s about to drop, L.A. Guns’ new one, “The Missing Peace”, tops it.

Until Junkyard cranks it up with their ZZ Top meets the Ramones b*llzout approach they’re known for like “Blooze”, I’m not gonna be jumpin’ up and down over anything about ‘em, well, unless I’m watchin’ ‘em live, pogoing like we used to when catchin’ ‘em point blank at The Cat Club in NYC back in the day.

I’ll NEVER forget watchin’ ‘em blow The Black Crowes off the stage TWICE, the first time in 1988 when they headlined and the next year, when they opened. Either way, they made The Black Crowes look like their bellhops!

Now THAT’S what I call BADA*S!!! Not singin’ about Mom and Dad!
October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Great band and they still bring it live too!
Flew from Sweden to London a couple of months ago for their show at the Camden Underworld and it was worth every cent. The fact that Spread Eagle and Shark Island were on the same bill only made the night even better!
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Metal boy, they sing about life, that's what makes them really, also Im referring to the whole CD overall, Styrofoam Cup, Till the wheels fall off, Rome is Burning, Walk Away, Kindness to the Dead, WFLWF, this CD ,straight up kicks as.
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Hassinger
In a strange, "back door" way, I get what she posted.

stop talking 'bout ma and pa!


love me some junkyard! and remember you man's garbage is another one's treasure!
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
my english is not good. i will try. I have followed Junk Yard for a long while now. I don't know them as friends and meet them once at the concert. Asking a question they spend time to answer and will not hide in the back stage room which upsets me when only 200 are watching. David Roach spends time when i ask about Hand off my throat and was just like me and not in a costume or applying make up and fake hair like the black color hair of hollywood bands that are now 50 years of age with pants and silly tight pants. is funny, yes.
I have read the interviews they do and enjoy that music has evolved. Some other from the Los Angeles area put out out new records and none sound like they have grown adults. Junk Yard lyrics are smart thoughtful and was happy when i hear one song about politics done with satire. i think thats the word. so to make us think and smile. The song on the video singing about parents is more rock and roll then to sing about a woman to degrade her or how much you want the woman to make her pay your apartment rent in hollywood. Junk yard sings about real things and no fantasy gypsy and do not think they are better then the others. The best album that high water is and the old bands do not get better with age. The band is better for this then bad ballads and wanting to sound the same songs. junk yard is not the glam or sleaze or heavy metal, they are real men and real rock and roll like legendary bands.
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiarritz maison
Points taken, Boyz ... And Brian, I’ll give it another listen but honestly, I thought “Styrofoam Cup” was pretty hurtin’ ... Don’t get me wrong, I REALLY want to like this album because, as I said in my previous Comments above, I LOVE THIS BAND!

They had a great original “formula” on those first two albums - David Roach was a Vince Neil soundalike and lookalike. A couple of the other guys were former D.C. Punkers so they knew how to Rock Out in hyper speed mode, playing fast, like some kind of revved up high octane ZZ Top!

They just need to get back into that mode.

p.s. Holy SHIT, Snoot! You saw Junkyard with Spread Eagle AND Shark Island! SO Killer! Crazily, I saw each of those bands at The Cat Club in NYC in the late 80’s/early 90’s but on separate bills. I could only imagine how Killer it must have been to catch them all together in one place on the same night!!!
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
and girls ;)
I don’t understand? Why can’t you like what the band is doing now under what they were from many years back? Many people change for the many different years that each individual happens in the lives? Junk Yard is so great even now more then they were from when they started. Happy I am now that they are grown men playing music better then any other group {yes the ones that the sunset strip made so famous because the way they look and it the music many music with lyrics that are not educated} from the days that they were younger. Where we live we can see difference of LA Guns and JunYard. one is real with lyrics that are real and one is plastic and repeat lyrics and many guitars that are show offs but not to write a song. English is not best and my french is Mon français aussi ;)
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiarritz maison
But is fun to be tovisit in the area of Echo Park with friends the month of Halloween ;)
October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiarritz maison

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