Saturday, March 24, 2007

Born To Loose

Fifteen years ago, in a time before Mayor Giuliani, New York City’s Lower East Side was alive with squalid music dives oozing fresh, young and exciting Rock’n’Roll bands, the likes of which the world hadn’t seen since the Ramones burst out of the same neighbourhood some twenty years earlier.

Amongst this new wave of young, loud and snotty kids stood out a female-fronted band called Loose, who soon became known as The New York Loose after legal proceedings from an unknown band of the same name. Brijitte West, the group’s singer, songwriter and driving force, had cut her Rock’n’Roll teeth playing in bands alongside the likes of Dee Dee Ramone. But by the early 90s she was ready to go it alone and was preparing to give the music scene the kick up the arse it needed!

The New York Loose were true to Rock’n’Roll’s uncompromising musical principles mixing up New York City references with their own Lower East Side experiences to create a unique portrait that lay somewhere between the city’s historical collision with violence, tragedy and beauty, and the Ramones’ song book. They sounded like Joan Jett fronting the New York Dolls… or put another way, Blondie (before they discovered disco) updated, fuel injected, asexual and fully equipped to take on the next foreboding millennium with a late 20th Century punk rock, cynical, hard-edged attitude.

Now they're back after a 10 year absence and ready to play some UK tour dates in support of a new compilation album called Born To Loose that collects together their first three 7” singles, the Flipside sessions and a whole load of other rare and unreleased songs!

So if you missed The New York Loose 10 years ago or, if like me, you’ve just been missing them for the past 10 years, then it’s time for all you ‘Monolith Kids’ to 'Looesn Up', shake off those ‘Late 20th Century Blues', slap a 21st Century smile across your face and make sure that you don't 'Trash The Given Chance' this time around!



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