Jeff Moody

Uh Oh’s Thrash Racket

By - Oct 8th, 2011 04:00 am
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jeff moody stripwaxWe live in wondrous times, children. It’s true.

Just a few days ago, I was UP AGAINST THE ALL-CRUSHING WEEKLY COMIC DEADLINE (once again) with no ideas (cuz my brain was/is frizzle-fried with job bizness and a whole host of first-world problem/puzzles) and no where to go, BUT THEN I remembered something I saw posted on Google+ that SAVED THE DAY (and the week). Anthony Dean Schwader (YEAH!) dropped a short/sweet rave about Milwaukee’s own Uh Oh AND provided a Bandcamp link to their self-titled elpee AND all this was on my phone (iPhone, actually) so I didn’t even have to get out of bed to listen to it, which was good, cuz I was nearly dead.

Mr. Schwader and Uh Oh saved my ass this week. Thanks, doods, seriously.

The connection was instant. Uh Oh (whether they know it or not, but they probably do) plays punk rock, at least on this here collection o’ songs, and punk rock doesn’t really take too long as music to absorb, at least not for me. One or two hits and I’ve caught the buzz in both ears. What Uh Oh offers here is fourteen helpings of UNBRIDELED NOISE ENERGY from start to finish, and they gave me the boost I needed to get off of my ass, get out of bed, and the comic job done. Immediately, Uh Oh reminded me of an Austin, Tex. band I loved back in 2003 – 2004 called Pink Swords (heh heh), the slight difference being Pink Swords snarled a little more and Uh Oh plays a little faster.

STANDOUT TRACK THAT COULD MAKE UH OH A NATIONWIDE FRATHOUSE SENSATION (provided young people still listen to rock and roll… do they?): The wonderfully insensitive “Being Ugly Makes You Stupid.” Screaming out the chorus with a dozen or so of yer shitfaced drunken friends would be the only thing better than merely listening to this little golden nugget. IT’S A HIT, KIDS, GET ON IT.

A day or two later I was talking to Erin Wolf (who is great to talk to because she knows more bands than I do) and I mentioned Uh Oh and the aforementioned deadline scare, and she said “Uh Oh? Geez, those guys have been around for along time” and I thought several thoughts at once…

“Christ. Erin DOES know every band on earth…”

“I REALLY NEED to get out more and not work so much…”

“I am SO LUCKY to have met people like Tony and Erin, especially THIS week…”


Categories: Rock

0 thoughts on “Stripwax: Uh Oh’s Thrash Racket”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah Uh-Oh have been around forever, but they don’t play much because Eric is in like 500 different bands (all of which are good)

  2. Anonymous says:

    but you are in luck, they are playing thursday at Frank’s:

    White Mystery, Satan’s Youth Ministers, Uh-Oh, and Dead Dog

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