It is no secret that we are big, nay, huge Pool Party fans. No other band embodies the mythical ethos of tropical punk rock via Iceland like these festive beach-themed motherfuckers. So much so that their debut full-length, Pool Party Yeah! Complete Greatest Hits of All Time is in essence nothing short of the wild claim the title suggests.
Known for some lo-fi work around town that has at times involved go-go dancers, flotation devices, cortaditos, and a bizarre fascination with the well-being of horses and the people who love them, Pool Party recently turned to the visual skills of the talented Julian Yuri Rodriguez to produce a video for their its Ramones-soaked masterpiece, "Raised by Wolves."
An instant classic? We certainly think so. This semiautobiographical tale of vocalist/guitarist Hand Gloveless' raison de vivre is certainly not short on pseudo-National Geographic footage, shimmery golden drapes, and urine. Lots of urine. But it's safe for work somehow.
Aside from the obvious Ramones influence, we also see a strong Link Wray underlining as well as a clean Guitar Wolf attempt -- but that might just be word association on our behalf.
Ah! All those shorts and high-top Chuck Taylors certainly remind us of punk-rock summers in the mid-'90s South Florida heat.
Pool Party - "Raised by Wolves"
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