Steal This Track from Colfax Speed QueenBy Josh Johnson | June 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
Grab the sunscreen, thieves, and get ready for a beach party on Colfax. It’s a track from Colfax Speed Queen!
If Colfax Speed Queen has never covered the theme to “The Munsters,” they are missing an extraordinary opportunity. It would be brilliant. Like the TV theme, the Denver band recalls the beach party rock of the ’60s, but gives it the dark edge of a creepy alley.
On June 28, CSQ will release “Satisfaction Intended” on Hot Congress Records with a release party at the Hi-Dive. Available on vinyl with a digital download, the album defies its self-deprecating title and satisfies from start to finish with tracks like “Ponies at the Alter,” “Bathtub Crank,” and “N.R.A. a ok?” The humor apparent in these titles transfers to the good-time feel of the songs. But this is not a Buddy Holly album — well, Buddy Holly if he was hooked on meth and could shred. CSQ draws the line of lineage from origins rock like Holly through protopunk like The Cramps and arriving today alongside garage rock.
Below, download “Skeleton Man” from the new album, then check out the creepy beach party video for “Fiends in the Night.” We’re just gonna have to wait for the Munsters cover.
Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.
If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.
Josh Johnson is a Denver freelance writer and Reverb contributor. He is also a co-host/co-producer of the Denver podcast Denver Diatribe. He’s also a butcher. Seriously.