Junk Bonds

Junk Bonds

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The Junk Bonds are a rock trio from Brooklyn, NY, consisting of Bob Warren on guitars, vocals, and harmonica; Tim Lane on bass; and Wojciech "Jeremy" Zalewski on drums. They have been compared to the Clash and Lou Reed, but any merits of the instrumental portion of the band is quickly canceled out by Warren's voice, which sounds like a sheep or goat with its irritating vibrato. (This is ironic considering the song "Back on the Farm.") Warren's harmonica playing is very poor as well. As for the songs on this self-titled EP, they seem to offer conflicting messages. "Back on the Farm" glorifies country life, while the next and final track, "Move to New York," is the story of a man imploring his lover to leave the country and move to New York. In the end, it is hard to tell if this EP was just inept or a bad joke. Thankfully, this painful listen is mercifully short at under 20 minutes. Nothing else has been heard from the Junk Bonds since, and if you happen to come across this EP it is best to avoid it.

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