CHEATER SLICKS - Destination Lonely LP
180 gram vinyl.
Highly recommended by Strangeworld.
Reissue of legendary Columbus-via-Boston low-rent scuzz-rockers the CHEATER SLICKS' 1991 album, Destination Lonely. Formed in 1987 (and originally featuring GG Allin's brother, Merle, in the group!), the band has over a dozen LPs to their name, some on highly reputable imprints such as In The Red and Crypt, and remain one of the USA's finest purveyors of unhinged, raw rock & roll, equal parts Stooges, Cramps and a litany of obscure influences gleamed from a lifetime of collecting dusty 45s. And all that brings us to Destination Lonely. Originally released on the famed Melbourne Dog Meat label in 1991, and featuring amazing cover art from DANIEL CLOWES, it's a beautiful collection of obscure '60s garage covers (Lost Souls, Huns, Levis, even a Love tune in there) and life-affirming 'Slicks originals. For an album dealing with loneliness and despair, it sure is a lot of fun. Destination Lonely has been out of print since the late '90s, thankfully available again. After all, you can't get a copy on Discogs these days for under $80. It's been fully remastered by Australian wunderkind MIKEY YOUNG, giving it a touch of needed low-end oomph to its sound.