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Sleaze Round-up: June 2015

Album Review

Sleazegrinder on new releases from The Grannies, Cruizzen, Dirty Fingers, Ironhead and Blindside Thunder

The Grannies: Ballsier

It’s not really all that important to know that The Grannies are a bunch of middle-aged punk rockers wearing thrift-store dresses, but it’s not like we can just avoid that fact completely. Under the frayed frocks, however, you’ll find a fully operational gang of fire-breathing rock savages, fuelled on the MC5, Dead Boys, the Ramones, Kiss, Mad magazine, bad stand-up comics and just a hint of encroaching Alzheimers.

Bangers like Hillbilly With Knife Skills and Glittershitter might read like novelty hits, but they sound like a stab in the eye with a pool cue at a biker bar. Along with the clutch of new hits you also get a couple of choice covers (Slaughter And The Dogs, Beastie Boys) and some pleasingly ridiculous dancefloor remixes. As the title clearly implies, Ballsier is the loudest, heaviest, most excessive Grannies record yet. Not bad for a bunch of dudes with osteoporosis. (7/10)

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