Japan was a fertile Rock N Roll breeding ground during the mid 90’s Garage Rock boom that spawned some of the best Punk Rock bands on the planet. Bands like Teengenerate, Registrators, Guitar Wolf and Yokohma’s own THE HAVENOTS, not only stood out as Japan’s imperial leaders in grimy, fuzz-fucked Rock N Roll; but were also seen as bands that just seemed to get it right.
THE HAVENOT S/T LP released on Mike Lucas’ Repent Records still stands as one of Garage Punk’s crown jewels from that time period and and their newest offering ‘Rock N Roll Weekend’ shows they just get better with age. With jangly riffs, swirling guitars, and a firey arsenal of pop injected Punk Rock hits, THE HAVENOTS cram so much raw,unbridled energy into these 12 fantastic cuts. ‘Rock N Roll Weekend’ is a bouncy, upbeat guitar-heavy album that echoes surges of The The Boys, Hollywood Brats, Buzzcocks and The Nerves with punchy Power Pop hooks and bawdy Rock N Roll charm.
The production on this LP is monstrous and light years ahead of any of their previous recordings which really helps bring these timeless songs to life. Top notch song writing at work here from ex members of The Raydios and Coastersride.
Released by Dead Beat Records.