Avenue X (Gearhead)
by Scott Hefflon
I think this might be the first time The Turbo A.C.’s have released a second record on the same label. Don’t know what that implies, it is what it is. Gearhead is probably the best fit for ’em, seeing as they’re black leather punk, not exactly hot rod/greaser, but certainly with those leanings. They’re rowdy punk rock, leave it at that. They’re melodic without being punkpop, they aren’t street punk, they can play with Nashville Pussy or Supersuckers, but they’re not rednecks, and they sure as hell don’t wear matching suits or have keyboards so the trendy kids can dance. Just solid punk rock, emphasis on the rock. They close with a cover of Suicidal Tendency’s “I Want More,” which I haven’t heard covered in ages, so even while kinda unexceptional (and I’d rather hear some looney metal band cover “I Saw Your Mommy and Your Mommy’s Dead”), it’s solid.