Howlies are dead. Nothing can change that now, but the group has left us with one final offering in the form of Licked, a seven-song posthumous album that gives the group's Kim Fowley-produced 2009 debut, Trippin' With Howlies, or 2010's Stunned EP a run for their money.
It's ironic that Howlies were one of the most talented groups to find its legs amid Atlanta's garage rock resurgence of the mid-to-late aughts, while also being one of that scene's most snubbed outsiders. Too bad.
From the beginning, such songs as "Too Good For You," "Homewrecker," and "Where the Sunset Goes" see the group branching out into areas of smooth and blue-eyed Philly soul while holding onto its '60s pop and rock 'n' roll allegiances. These songs deserve so much more than a Bandcamp release, but at least the group has given us this parting shot.
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Second Hand Swagger!!
Totally original!!! Love love them!
The Quaildogs for sure!
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