Monday, April 17, 2006
Tonight - 1978
Tonight 1978 7" (Freaked Out Frequencies, 1997)
Tonight were yet another fantastic Japanese band, and one of the more underrated punker bands working the Registrators-Teengenerate vein. They only ever put out 7"ers and some comp tracks, which means that they get a little overlooked as the years mosey by. There's not alot to say about this, it's just a powerhouse punk single (with an amazing Bags cover) on a label that has never put out a bad 7" ... it's just that they only released one every two years or so is all. The difference maker for this EP is the production; many Japanese bands are utterly sabotaged by unsympathetic studios that suck the guts out of their sound, as most infamously displayed by the Registrators' 'Terminal Boredom' LP. C'mon guys, I like that LP as much as anyone, but it has no 'ass', no bottom end. If Tonight had put out a full-length like this ...
We give you all 3 tracks for this one. Rock. -Ryan W