DMR is pleased to offer the debut LP/CD by Oxford, Mississippi's The Black and Whites. Since the recordings that produced the first three Black and Whites singles, leader Talbot Adams replaced a rotating cast of players with Preacher’s Kids member Johnny Valiant on guitar and vocals and Pat McKeage of the Dutchmasters on drums. Talbot and Johnny split the songwriting duties on this record as well, and the result for the most part is a faster, wilder, Ramone-esque Black and Whites. You’ll probably want a beer and a smoke before the end of the first song. It’s very apparent these guys had a lot of fun writing this record. If I had to speculate I’d guess they wrote most of this record in a smoky, urine scented dive in rural Mississippi. Get your party started with the Black and Whites.
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Martin from Baie-st-paul, PQ Canada
Aug 6 2008
Douchemaster records is the best label in the world ! Put that in you notebook write it on a post-it but make sure you remember this ! The Black and White make honor to the label with this release. Those Mississipi Boys play some tune down RAMONES/REALKIDS influenced catchy songs. And when i say ramones here i not talking sissy ramonescore you kiddy ! A song or two are more faster with an 80’s punk/hardcore feeling but overall this is garage punk’n’roll for your own pleasure. Make sure you put your hand on this and grab any other release from that awesome Label !
Dan from Suwanee, GA
Apr 27 2008
Lets get one thing straight right now. If it's on Douchemaster, it's most certainly worth a listen. These dudes from Mississippi are no exception. They play an interesting blend of garage rock and 70s-style punk that could be compared with acts like The Stooges, The Undertones, and a slight hint of The Brian Jonestown Massacre or The Jesus and Mary Chain minus the shoegazy, moodiness. They even have a little bit of an 80s hardcore influence in a few songs. Either way, The Black and Whites are catchy as hell, and this debut full-length (and first CD release for Douchemaster) is a winner. This band and others on Douchemaster records are part of a great punk rock underground that is not to be missed.