Here’s something we are liking at Clunk HQ. It’s one of those joint releases that come along now and then. This one is on Suicide Squeeze Records and we think it’s a pretty good grungey, punky record. It’s an EP shared by L.A Witch and The Coathangers. It’s called ‘One Way or the Highway’. You can get it online now or grab yourself a physical copy on November the 19th.
For their contributions, both bands opted to reinterpret beloved songs by classic punk pioneers of their respective coasts. The Coathangers do their spin on Blondie’s “One Way Or Another,” employing their trademark sweet-and-salty combination of scrappy punk and twee pop to highlight the song’s spikey riffage and gritty soul while retaining its beguiling hooks. L.A. Witch take on The Gun Club’s smoky punk blues with an exhilarating rendition of “Ghost on the Highway.” The trio harness all of the original’s propulsive energy and rockabilly swagger while adding a seductive element to the song’s tales of ominous temptations, draping it all in an extra coating of dusty tolex reverb to bolster its vintage flavor.