They’re a modern
stoneage family! Sorry, kids, ya gotta be over 17 to check ‘em out…
By Blurt Staff
In the grand tradition of Frankie Stein & his Ghouls and The
Deadly Ones, In The Red is releasing Thee Cormans’ Halloween Record w/ Special Effects – a bonafide Halloween
rock n’ roll album. The first 200 copies are pressed on glow in the dark vinyl
(download card included).
Southern Californian biker/surf instrumental combo Thee Cormans
have been bashing out their brand of Davie Allan & The Arrows meets the
Ventures on meth thrash for several years now. Theirs is a sound informed by
scratched up 60’s instrumental records, KBD punk records and exploitation B
movies chock full of monsters, bikers and mayhem. What this group of weirdos
does to the surf instrumental genre is very similar to what The Mummies did to
Pacific Northwest 60’s rock back in the 90’s: they speed it up, drag it through
the mud, pour a can of politically incorrect attitude over the top of it and
call it a pie. In this case the pie is filled with rubber bats, plastic fangs
and novelty shrunken heads.
The label describes Halloween Record w/ Special Effects as “spine-chilling sounds guaranteed
to make you shiver! Flesh-ripping guitar playing! Skull pulverizing drum beats!
Gore-spattering bass lines! Spooky, hair-raising sound effects! The bloody
horror of this record is positively sinister!”
Well, all right then!
In The Red adds, in an ominous note that may or may not be for
real, “no one under 17 will be allowed to purchase this record without written
permission from a parent or guardian.” So just write your Uncle Blurt and we’ll
be glad to forge that note for ya.