Bring Me the Head of Steady Garcia!
"Bring me the head of Steady, Garcia!" is the debut album by Canadian indie band Steady, Garcia. Fusing punk, post punk, indie rock, fuzz rock, and even elements of dub reggae, "Bring me the head of Steady, Garcia" is an album that channels influences as diverse as Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, Guided by Voices, The Who and King Tubbys. A listen through the album's 17 tracks bears that out. It's a movement through songs that vary from the country-tinged pop of "Big Light" to the flat-out punk rock of "Little Tory". Lyrically, it's a journey through a psychopolitical minefield of quasi-love songs at times honest and heartfelt, at others wry and biting. As has also been written about Mudhoney, these are 'loud ballads of noise and dirt'. Or more aptly in the Steadies style, raucous yelps of fuzz-rock ear-candy. Luis Cardoso writes sharp hooks and the album's songs are memorable. They stick in your head. Listen for yourself.