Rising from the ashes of legendary NW power chord pushers the Mono Men comes
Watts. Loud and proud, the name is there for a reason. Featuring ex-Mono's
Dave and Aaron, Jeff "Iron Lung" Braimes from Seattle metal mavens Panic,
and acquitted serial killer Chris DeGon, WATTS got it together in early '98,
playing their first show in August of last year with label mates The
Quadrajets. They have continued their high voltage power rock blitzkrieg
throughout the Northwest with the likes of: The Hellacopters, Fu Manchu, The
Gimmicks, The Makers, Electric Frankenstein, Zen Guerrilla, and The
Fireballs of Freedom. Each time their reception has been overwhelming.
Watts is...Dave Crider on guitar, Aaron on drums, Chris, holdin' down the
bottom, and Jeff, bustin, out the vocals. Straight up, in your face raw rock
n' roll power! As goddamn loud as they want to be, and they don't care who
the fuck complains. From Dave's 70's pornstar guitar stylings, to Jeff's
potty mouthed monkeyfuck antics to Aaron's powerful big beef tribal beats to
Chris D's flawless badass low end booty, these cats stone cold brand of rock
n' roll mayhem will not only blow your speakers...but your funky little
minds as well!
In December, the band headed into the studio with the emperor of loud Jack
Endino, and the results are without a doubt, flat out and full on amazing.
Taking bits and pieces from influences like early white soul, seminal
garage, 70's hard rock, and 80's Aussie omph they have melded their own
unique sound...100% pure rock power! Their self-titled debut release is
already fetching much deserved attention. Brother, stand back if WATTS hits
yer burg, cause they don't plan on leaving anything alive or able to hear in
their wake. For now be sure to enjoy their masterful freshman slab, the
self-titled "Watts" LP/CD on Estrus Records.
Aaron Roeder: Drums Jeff Braimes: Vocals Chris DeGon: Bass Dave Crider: Guitar, Vocals
Give a listen to Kings of Jacking You Around off their debut LP...
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