Thursday, April 29, 2010
Norman Bates and The Showerheads
My first encounter with New York punk band, Norman Bates and The Showerheads was way back in my tape trading days. On one side of the C-60 tape I received in the mail was some of the Stepping Stone to Insanity hardcore compilation and on the other side was New York band Norman Bates and The Showerheads. The band claimed to be influenced by Motorhead, AC/DC and the Dead Kennedys. At the time I saw precious little merit in the music of Lemmy and his cohorts but thought highly enough of the other two bands mentioned to give these guys a fair shake. I hardly ever listened to The Stepping Stone to Insanity side and wore out the rewind buttons on my radio/cassette player and imitation walkman.
Not only did these pscychos have an ass-kicking version of Jim Croce 's "Time In a Bottle but all there songs contained a powerful kick to the nether regions.
Thanks to the internet I later discovered that Norman Bates and The Showerheads put out their self-titled debut in 1989.
Here it is.