Oh My Goth
:: If It Wasn't Me ::
:: Raga Rock ::
:: Third Speaker From The Left ::
:: Syphillitic Urge ::
So this was an impulse buy as I was "just checking one more section" (ever use that one on a girlfriend while record shopping?), and had it not cost only a few bucks, I'd have likely left it behind, since I had no idea who The Visigoths were. Now that I've done some research from the comfort of my cushy chair, I still don't. I see they are from the Bostonesque area, that they opened for the Damned once, and that if you wish to purchase this EP from an online retailer, you'll pay through the nose. I suppose this 12" is somewhat rare, given its age and that it came out on a small label, but for all of you not willing to drop over $20 on this, here it is in cold, lifeless mp3 form.
I have to admit, and not even sheepishly, that I've never seen the acronym I.B.B.Y. The online dictionary of acronyms suggests it stands for I'll Be Blasting You or International Board On Books for Young People, which sounds like a b-side from If You're Feeling Sinister. Since this is a rock band, I'll go with the first one. I'd classify this as power pop, with power edging out pop. Raga Rock sounds like an underappreciated gem you'd hear on a Poptopia comp. The main guys in this band were named Buck Cherry (g,v) and Jimmy Multiple (b,v), and I'm pretty sure I've gotten Viagra spam from those names before.
Envelopes Q. Tit (Tony)