The Delmonas

Do the Uncle Willy

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If the Liverbirds -- those supremely primitive girl group rockers from early-'60s Liverpool -- are your speed, then this album, assembled from across the history of the Delmonas, is for you. The trio don't so much intone notes as throw the vocals out there and hope for the best, and that's not bad -- basic, primitive girl group rock & roll with lots of fervor in the singing and a healthy attack on the instruments (courtesy of Thee Headcoats), and not a lot of sophistication to any of it (but hey, who needs that when you've got buckets of attitude oozing from your sound and image?). The demos, including "Ca'rnt Sit Down," and the previously unissued version of "Uncle Willy," are some of the best cuts here and push the record over the top in terms of sheer reckless abandon, and the title track is worth the price of admission.

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