I’ll have to remind bassist Traci Trouble about the somewhat testy e-mail exchange she and I had about the first demo of many of the tunes now found on The Wanton Looks eponymous debut. I think she was caught quite off guard when I gave her pointed criticisms about why I wasn’t so knocked out. I, in turn was quite surprised by how good the finished recording (and songs) became. Hopefully, all will be forgiven when the band comes by for a chat on this Sunday’s Local Anesthetic.
I hear plenty of classic Girl Group stuff on here along with a touch of Go-Go’s-style pop, Ramonesy crunch, Hole-ish angst and, to my most pleasant surprise, New York Dolls‘ swagger. Somebody in this band knows their Rock and we’ll find out who when The Wanton Looks are my guest on this week’s Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT.