Friday, February 11, 2011

The Ruiners - Happy Birthday Bitch

Led by monster guitar god Justin Ruiner, The Ruiners are on the standing on the edge of national recognition. They recently signed on with Chicago-based record label Pravda Records and released this hard rockin’ disc of instant garage punk classics. The Ruiners play it fast and hard and take no prisoners. This is high energy screeching guitar party time music. The drums are out front pounding the insistent unforgiving beat. This is amphetamine fueled party time music with a get with it or get outta the way attitude. The singer sounds like Reg Presley of the Troggs with a dose of George Thorogood. He snarls, barks and moans like he’s possessed by the spirit of Iggy Pop. The Ruiners have been around in various configurations for over ten years and they’ve never compromised their punk vision. They have toured extensively across the United States and Europe. They have paid the dues. Described as the most dangerous band in Detroit, the Ruiners instinctively know that any press is good press, especially in this business. They wear the mantel quite comfortably. They may have been banned from clubs, beat up and left bleeding but they’ve never been out for the count. Standout tracks include the title track Happy Birthday Bitch, Suburban Cop, and Beer Time.

Bo White

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