Monday, March 30, 2009

Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains - All Power to the Wingnuts! EP

This is an early release by one of my favourite folk-punk acts, Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains. Two out of the three songs here would be re-recorded and re-released on the Chaos Infiltration Squad! EP, but All Power to the Wingnuts!, while immature in sound and demeanor, has a much better recording going for it.

While this certainly isn't the best Johnny Hobo release (that would be Love Songs for the Apocalypse), and while Pat's vocals come off even more abrasive than usual, All Power to the Wingnuts! is still a good example of the same anarchistic passion and teenage discontent that re-appear throughout the band's work. Apathy has never sounded so good.

All Power to the Wingnuts!


Anonymous said...

I love Johnny Hobo, as well as Wingnut Dishwashers Union, Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass, Preschool, and all the other wingnut bands. I've never heard of this EP, though. Which songs are on it?

cretin said...

"no tresspassing waltz", "homebum song", and "spraypaint and alleyways". the first two are also available on the Chaos Infiltration Squad EP, with notable differences in quality, with the last only appearing here as far as I know.