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Exile

The Nirvana Devils / The Legendary Golden Vampires Some Foreign Shore / Pure Fun 7″ | Creeping Poison / Rebel Woman 7″

This is great! These two releases are both from Germany and both attempt a fun sort of pop/psychedelic sound. It isn’t until you look really close at their pictures that you can figure out that they’re the same band. The DEVILS’ record is more fun in the area of LILIPUT or the REVILLOS, while the VAMPIRES give a heartfelt, humorous nod to early VENTURES-inspired spaghetti-Western themes; the flip is like the LYRES and DMZ.

The Legendary Golden Vampires Gone for Good / Train Kept A-Rollin’ 7″

The second round from this band (and simultaneously a new one from NIRVANA DEVILS…same personnel?) showcases a great pop/’60s punk song on the A-side that maintains its edge, and a nastier but still poppy cover of JOHNNY BURNETTE’s classic, sort of à la FUZZTONES. Good listening.