BAD BAD - s/t LP
bAd bAd started in 2012 when Christian Zamora and Eli Maness started making noise in the foggy outskirts of San Francisco’s Sunset District. Joined by Christian’s brother Michael and drummer Patrick Webb, the band obsessed on the faraway sounds of Peruvian ’60s legends Los Saicos and the Turkish guitar melodies of Erkin Koray, as well as Link Wray.
After a year or so of playing hyperactive spaghetti western instrumentals and now based in Oakland, they incorporate other influences: the pop-infused punk of Jay Reatard, one-chord Hawkwind power jams, and the highbrow playfulness of the Suburban Lawns. Disparate sounds, yes, but bAd bAd turns them into exciting buzzsaw-pop with Barrett / Floyd interludes. With recording starting in 2015, they perfected this album until it became a seamless psychedelic pop piece of punk energy.