Hunx & His Punx, Natural Child | Double Door | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Hunx & His Punx, Natural Child Early Warnings (Music) Recommended Soundboard

When: Wed., Sept. 14, 9:30 p.m. 2011

The track list for Natural Child's debut full-length, 1971 (released 4/20 on Infinity Cat, the label run by stomping garage-grunge duo Jeff the Brotherhood), reads like a Burroughsian cut-up of song titles from famous albums that dropped in the years around 1971: "Hard Workin' Man," "Let It Bleed," "Yoko," "Yer Birthday." There's something collagelike about the music too—"Makin' It" evokes the Stones' southern-rock phase, "Yoko" emulates Lennon's smacked-out blues, "Let It Bleed" recalls any number of white rockers who took a stab at Muscle Shoals soul. Fortunately these boys are talented mimics, and the material on 1971 suggests that they took the time and energy they might've invested in developing a unique sound and put it into writing hooky riffs and memorable vocal melodies instead. —Miles Raymer Hunx & His Punx headline.

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