Premiere: Cretin Stompers (Ex-Wavves) Wild, Glam-Garage “Cowboy From Mars”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 03.31.14 in News

The members of the new group Cretin Stompers arrive with an impressive CV: Billy Hayes was in both Wavves and the Reatards, Alex Gates is a current member of Wavves and a former member of Magic Kids and BIG MUFF (not a misprint) played with avant-pop weirdo R. Stevie Moore. You can hear echoes of their past in “Cowboys From Mars,” the first single from their forthcoming debut, Looking Forward To Being Attacked, on the peerless HoZac Records. The song is a monster — tough glam swagger, tripped-out psych guitars and a bruising, Thin-Lizzy vocal. It’s a great, uproarious number, a ’70s FM hit as written by the smokers in the high school parking lot.