Mark Greenwood gets all sorts of stoked to welcome The Gories to Liverpool.

Hailing from Detroit Motor City, The Gories are bringing their electric acid fuzz and torn up Motown attitude to Liverpool this Thursday.

The band, building on their status as legendary garage punk rockers, promise to blow the roof off The Magnet with a cocktail of primitive rhythm and blues, radioactive frequencies and B-movie stomp pomp, plus a dynamite supporting line up of OhmnsMINCEMEAT and DJ Carl Combover.

Their sound is aggressive and abrasive, echoing the raw power of The Monks, MC5 and The John Spencer Blues Explosion, topped with a double dose of whisky and drinamyl.

It’s worth noting that these psychotic modern visionaries directly engineered a blue-print for The White Stripes and a host of hot blues punk bands, recording from tin shacks in dilapidated theme parks.

Formed in 1986, the band features Mick Collins (of The Dirtbombs), Dan Kroha (later of The Demolition Doll Rods) on guitar and vocals, and Peggy O’Neill on drums. Standout tracks include the ultra-trashy Feral (for a fix of Hasil Adkins horror schlock) and the volatile swamp bomp of Nitroglycerine. The band split in 1992 but have re-united to resume a campaign of sonic obliteration leading to a universal cosmic breakdown.

Planet Slop are mega-stoked to welcome these innovators of garage punk blues to Liverpool…this is going to be a special night. Sharps suits, shades and ear-plugs are obligatory.

Pick up a ticket here.

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