Bipolaroid CD (2012)
Stereo Collection 1954-1975 Louisville Music News, May 2011
Bipolaroid (Noise Pollution)
By Kevin Gibson
Punk is not dead ! and thank goodness for it.
As a fan of punk, and in particular, pioneers The Ramones, I can't help being on the lookout for bands that understand what made the Ramones and the punk movement so vital and important - and Louisville's Hal Dolls get it. This 10-song album is a mess of raw, bleeding energy, from the way Erin Fitzgerald spits her venomous vocals to Doug Maxson's pissed-off-at-the-world guitar style to Matt Whitaker's assault on the drum kit.
Perhaps the best thing about this recording is that it is so imprecise - it sounds like it was recorded live (or at least much of it was), which is exactly how ...