November 17, 2011

Neo Boys - "Time Keeps Time"

Here's an absolutely killer cut from the relatively obscure Neo Boys, a group named for this Patti Smith phrase and touted as one of Portland, Oregon's first all-female punk groups. "Time Keeps Time" is taken from the 1982 EP Crumbling Myths, one of only two releases by the band along with their self-titled 1980 7". The punchy persistent drums and at turns surf-inspired and muted guitars of "Time Keeps Time" create an unsteady and irresistible wave-like force teeming with electricity. Big thanks to ET favorites Grass Widow for this introduction. The San Francisco-based band's recent Milo Minute 7" includes a cover of "Time Keeps Time," which you can procure right here from the band's own HLR Records.

Neo Boys - "Time Keeps Time" (from Crumbling Myths)
Grass Widow - "Time Keeps Time" (from Milo Minute 7")

After the break, watch a live performance by the Neo Boys from 1979.

Grass Widow

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