Shake that fuzz right
outta yer hair!
By Fred Mills
Arrrrrrr-OOOOOHHHHH!!! That sound you hear? It’s the massed baying
of thousands of garage ‘n’ punk freaks, howlin’ at the moon and howlin’ in the
direction of venerable label Norton Records, who recently announced their “25th Anniversary All Star Spectacular.”
If you can believe it, Billy and Miriam have been at it for a
quarter century (Mirian was plying yours truly with Flamin’ Groovies bootleg
tapes even longer ago than that…), so in honor of this rock ‘n’ roll milestone
they are throwing a four-day party, November 10-13, featuring the likes of the
Sonics, Real Kids, Gino Washington, the Reigning Sound, Mick Collins, Untamed Youth,
Question Mark & the Mysterians (recently interviewed at Blurt), the
Hentchmen, Dex Romweber Duo, Phanton Surfers, the 18.104.22.168’s – and tons more, plus of course Norton’s
in-house group The A-Bones themselves.
Not to mention special guests, including The Mighty Hannibal and
Cyril Jordan & Roy Loney of the Groovies.
But wait, there’s more: at the venue, Brooklyn’s Bell House, there
will also be early shows in the front room of the club on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday featuring readings and acoustic music from Andre Williams, Kim Fowley,
Andy/Adny Shernoff, Greg Cartwright and others.
Seriously, you need convincing?
Go to the official announcement page at the Norton website for the
lineup for each evening along with ticketing info and details on nearby accommodations.