Saturday, September 3, 2011

Emmy Strut

Here's a cool privately pressed treasure of Heavy Metal obscurity from Chicago. Emmy Strut were a spirited bunch of well-dressed lads who took the bull by the horns in 1985 and self-released this EP. And while Emmy Strut had some slick duds, professional hair, and some decent songs here, the production, particularly the guitars, are paper thin and amateurish. Not the kind of record that holds the promise of super stardom and boatloads of premium poon, but exactly the type of release that has record nerds and fans of lost metal drooling. Does anyone remember the Chess King stores?

4 comments:

Soggy Bob said...

Chess King! At a mall near you!

Darryl Whalen said...

this is pretty good. i dig the leather get-up accompanied by the Frye boots and mustache. with the hundreds of thousands of records I've seen and heard in the last half century, it is always cool to see and here something that i haven't a clue about. these are the kinds of records that music blogs are for. thank you

Grk! said...

Cheers for this one. Which one's Emmy?

The Bone Reader said...

Brick wallers! The Hall Of Douchebags overfloweth!