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Odyssey Zine Sexiful Review 12/21/2004
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International Playboys "Sexiful" CD
It's been a while, or it's seemed like a while, since the Playboys dropped their debut CD, and they've amped it up about a thousand-fold. You can tell these guys have emptied a few hundred gallons of alcohol together in the practice space, since this shit is TIGHT. These fellas still loudly proclaim that sleazy, sweaty, squealed-out, redneck stink and growl that Missoula seems to be known for since the Fireballs first called the place home, but it's a bit more finely-honed than the aforementioned (not that their better, mind you, just different). Things blur along in a psychotic haze and squealing guitar solos grab you by the nostrils and pull hard. Occasionally, there's even a psycho Midwest noise tangent here and there, ala the Killdozer or something like that. The surprise Nazareth cover is especially appropriate, given the singer Monty Carlo's raspy howl and the loud, barbecued, rhythm and blues delivered throughout. If Whörehaüs, a laid-back number with classic Chuck Berry guitar sizzlin' and "oooohhoahoooo" background vox, doesn't get you lathered up nothing will.
- Phil Hunt

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