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Big Vinny & the Cattle Thieves

Here's a band that could easily contribute to the soundtrack that G.G. Allin, Stiv Bators, and Johnny Thunders are probably making in Punk Rock Hell. Big Vinny & the Cattle Thieves sound like old-school gutterpunks, spewing about anal rape and violence from a graffiti-covered garage. "I Was a Teenage Premature Ejaculator" is about as close as the raucous trio gets to a ballad, as Big Vinny laments his loveless formative years: "I was a two-punk chump/Like they would say/I was premature/I was teenaged." The B-side of the record contains two equally offensive tracks, which is impressive considering that one track is an original song, "Black and Blue," and the other is a cover of puke punk pariah G.G. Allin's "Sister Sodomy." Something about the song "Black and Blue," with lyrics like "I wanna see you spittin' teeth/That's the only way for me," tells us that this band's not making music to get chicks. That is punk as fuck, and so is the vinyl, which is colored in a black-and-blue splatter pattern.
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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