Though the Turbo ACs' look seems more cartoonish than credible over here, and their Supersuckers/Social Distortion-style motorpunk is très '95, there's no denying the sheer pummeling power the band has honed to a razor's edge with all that touring. Unlike many of their Gearhead labelmates, Turbo's teen days were undoubtedly spent at N.Y.C. hardcore matinees, as they don't go for the scruffy edges and blatantly '60s hooks of the garage gaggle they're easily lumped into. Witness their latest, Avenue X, out soon in Europe first, of course. Unoriginal only if you've tired of the egalitarian economics of Pabst Blue Ribbon, the Turbo ACs will do the trick.
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