Not to be confused with The Lambrettas, Swedish band Lambretta have been tearing up the charts in northern Europe lately. I’m boycotting RealPlayer, so let me know how bad they are. I’m guessing they’re in the Republika mold. Thanks again Lu$, who says, “I can’t wait to ride the new Lambretta.”
Bryan McConnaha of Myron’s Mopeds in Fullerton, California has come up with the ultimate rally anthem. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists “Where have all the rude boys gone?” (.mp3) from the album Hearts of Oak courtesy of Lookout Records.
Chicago’s favorite mod band, Mega Super Ultra, released their second album Back to Take Another Bow this week on JumpUp Records. 2strokeBuzz talked to bassist Mike Stirk about the “mod” label, getting older, and that naked guy at Slaughterhouse VI.
2strokeBuzz interviewed legendary punk guitarist/scooterist/nice guy Tim Kerr in issue 1, as he was launching the Lord High Fixers. Geoff Prezkop caught up with Tim (Big Boys, Jack O’ Fire, The Monkeywrench) and Mike Carroll, Tim’s bandmate in Lord High Fixers, Poison 13, and their newest project Total Sound Group.
The Chicago Reader featured a flattering column last week about The Ponys, a new band featuring Chicago scooterist Ian Adams, formerly of Happy Supply. They’ve already released a few singles and their album, Loaded with Romance is due out in March on In the Red. (Pre-order “Loaded With Romance” from Amazon.)