Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ooga Boogas

The Ooga Boogas is an Australian garage rock four-piece featuring members several notable Melbourne bands. When they made a couple of stops in Austin earlier this month they were selling a garage/punk/surf concept album called Romance and Adventure, and it is pretty much the only thing I've been listening to for the past few days. You should be able to pick it up through Australia's Aarght! Records, Waterloo Records or Bomp.

This thing holds some seriously good rock 'n roll rhythms that are best experienced at high volume, and the artwork created by Per Byström is almost as cool as the music itself. Ooga Boogas sing about drugs, and sex, and boogying, and as the title suggests, lots of romance and adventure. "Kiss Your Rocks Goodbye" is probably the best thing to come out of Australia since The Bee Gees.
Side A
  • "Ooga Booga II"
  • "Fannie Mae"
  • "Neon Sunset"
  • "I Can't Clear My Name"
  • "On Safari"
  • "Ooga Booga I"
Side B
  • "Rich'n'Me"
  • "The Clock is Ticking"
  • "Oogie Boogie"
  • "Kiss Your Rocks Goodbye"