Thrilling Living and Not Normal Tapes are proud to present the latest transmission of CB RADIO GORGEOUS's singular confluence of style and panache. The heels are still high and the mic still golden, the guitar still wails and the bass still boogies, and yes, let it not be understated that the drums still reverberate to the core! Like some lost speed-driven KLEENEX/FANNY collaboration produced by GEZA X, this supergroup touting members of CCTV, FORCED INTO FEMININITY, and NEGATIVE SCANNER return with their vinyl debut, seven inches of pure punk rock’n’roll. Limited to 400 copies, housed in a full color Risograph-printed sleeve and with a double-sided lyric insert. Recorded by Tom Cassling. Mixed by Dave Vettraino. Mastered by Alex Nagle.
Our take: CB Radio Gorgeous dropped a cool tape EP a while back, and this self-titled is their debut entry into the world of vinyl. It’s a total scorcher, a fun and catchy, high-energy blast of perfect punk rock. CB Radio Gorgeous shares members with CCTV, and if you were a fan of that band, you shouldn’t waste any time picking this up. The songs are compact and catchy punk in the Dangerhouse Records mold, tightly played and recorded with clarity and power. The tunes are straightforward, but the vocals are more out there. For ages, punk bands have seemed stuck in the world of growls, barks, and screams, but CB Radio Gorgeous’s singer yelps, squeals, inveighs, and even croons, elevating already strong songs into the realm of modern punk hits. This is just a perfect record; its only flaw is that it’s so short (4 tracks, only one of which breaks two minutes). I hope CB Radio Gorgeous isn’t a one and done group, because I could stand to hear a lot more music this great.