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The Hard-Ons: Peel Me Like An Egg

Cracking stuff from music’s perkiest penis-themed band.

Coming at us like ‘Motörhead meets the Beach Boys’, it’s been over 30 years since these cartoon-capering, tie-dyed Aussie punks hit the scene, and Peel Me Like An Egg sounds even more rowdy and infectious than the Ramonesy thrust of 1986’s Girl In The Sweater, or supercharged 1990 breakthrough Where Did She Come From?.

With original drummer/vocalist Keish De Silva adding weight to the current line-up, Egg is a rollicking, piss-taking psych-punk blast that finds the Fu Manchu-ish ton-up of Burning Up On Re-entry and the metallic High On Fire gnarl of Ain’t Got No Guardian Angel bookending hare-brained ditties such as Shadow Self and Clumsy Little Oaf I Am.

We Just Ripped Off Paul McCartney and an ode to trying to squeeze pimples in awkward places show this lot haven’t matured one jot – and we thank them for that, the gloriously silly bastards./o:p

Jo is a journalist, podcaster, event host and music industry lecturer with 23 years in music magazines since joining Kerrang! as office manager in 1999. But before that Jo had 10 years as a London-based gig promoter and DJ, also working in various vintage record shops and for the UK arm of the Sub Pop label as a warehouse and press assistant. Jo's had tea with Robert Fripp, touched Ian Anderson's favourite flute (!), asked Suzi Quatro what one wears under a leather catsuit, and invented several ridiculous editorial ideas such as the regular celebrity cooking column for Prog, Supper's Ready. After being Deputy Editor for Prog for five years and Managing Editor of Classic Rock for three, Jo is now Associate Editor of Prog, where she's been since its inception in 2009, and a regular contributor to Classic Rock. She continues to spread the experimental and psychedelic music-based word amid unsuspecting students at BIMM Institute London, hoping to inspire the next gen of rock, metal, prog and indie creators and appreciators.