Rocket from the Crypt
RFTC are punk's first music revue. Using terse lyrical content and blasts of distorted guitar as ringleaders, the band fills in the sideshow aspect of their music with a rockin' soul horn section and a myriad of influences as widespread as rockabilly and the MC5. The San Diego sextet is widely known for their incendiary live performances, complete with an abundance of both sheer noise and old-fashioned showmanship. RFTC grind out their torrid songs like a mid-'60s Garage Punk band -- noisy, ramshackle, and teetering on the edge of reckless abandon.