Top 5 Records w/ Straight Arrows

Straight Arrows are one of my all time favourite bands. Seriously, this local band playing live is probably what it felt like to watch a band like Nirvana or David Lee Roth’s Van Halen back in the day. People knew there was something historical happening. When you listen to or watch Straight Arrows, your soul becomes imbedded with some insane energy, like you’ve suddenly become a part of an ancient Aztec rock n roll ritual. Live, Straight Arrows are a beast that force you to move your body and dance like you’ll be sent to a prison where they play Matt Corby on repeat if you don’t hit a sweat quota.

Which is why I’m over the fucking moon that Straight Arrows’ frontman cared to share his favourite ultra fun time records with me. After so many stupidly smile-engaging times with Straight Arrows, it’s awesome to hear what gets Owen going while he makes his double egg yolk smoothies in the morning, before he goes out and punches cow carcasses in preparation for the big match-up on Saturday.

Theme: Top 5 Ultimate Amazing Fun Records

Don and the Good Times – Where the Action Is.
After playing keyboard on Louie Louie, then leaving the stiffs in the Kingsmen after that prick Lynn Easton took control, Don formed the Goodtimes and smashed it out of the stadium with this record. The next one was BAD bubblegum. Then he quit playing and produced the Stooges’ Funhouse. Perfect resumé
We’re the Banana Splits.
Sure, it was a kids’ TV show with a bunch of shitty skits between even worse cartoons, but the album is a BUBBLEGUM MASTERPIECE.
GG Allin and the JabbersAlways Was, Is, And Always Shall Be.
GG when he was trying to make a tuff punk/pop record, pre-turds and tough guy posturing.
Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hitmakers.
All r’n’b (in the classic, albeit white, sense), all hits. All the time.
Prince Buster – Wreck A Pum Pum.
His dirty album. Self recorded. Has the Pharaoh House Crash on it. Somewhere on the cup of ska and rocksteady. King of Jamaica. He could do no wrong in the 60s.

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