Songs Of The Day 9/20/2016: DMZ – “Don't Jump Me Mother” + “Mighty Idy” + “Bad Attitude”
You can't call DMZ “metal,” you just can't. Martin needs to reshuffle his criteria. But goddamn were they good. It’s more straight-up late ‘70s garage rock produced by Flo & Eddie, snagged up by Sire Records and left to die in some cut-out bins. They’re great even though they kind of cheated and covered songs by the Sonics, the Wailers and the Troggs — really, if you’re going to A-list yourselves in garage revivalism, that’s the surest-fire way to do it. I’ve provided you with both “Don’t Jump Me Mother” and the album-opening “Mighty Idy” to be your coffee substitute this morning. This comprises the extent of my statement to the press today. Come back tomorrow.
(Note: At the last minute I added “Bad Attitude” to today's lineup because it's utterly irresistible. I'm giving into everything tonight.)