Anarchistwood – Bomb in a Luggage Rack – explosive video premiere!
Anarchistwood seem to be the most bat-shit-crazy band left … and thank Dog they exist!
Anarcho-funsters, sleazy-garage-punks, libertarian-art-hippies, Situationists with guitars and an endless supply of grease-paint … I haven’t seen them live in a dive yet, but their recordings and videos and social media postings tell me everything I need to know.
Singer Frank Cutter I knew of online via the late, great, much-missed Johnny Deluxe, and if anyone keeps his spirit of flamboyance, taboo-breaking, wit, adventure and style alive, it is her and Anarchistwood.
One of the best description of Anarchistwood comes from a review in Razorcake – where it is impossible to tell whether its trying to insult or praise them and whether the reviewer loves or hates them- but it captures their essence perfectly. “What the Fuck Is This? Weirdo Hippy Anarchist Art-Punk from the UK, like a psychotic mix of Crass, Gang of Four and Frank Zappa!” It’s here in full. To me they are more like the Cravats / Rubella Ballet / Poison Girls style of Anarcho… only with added 21st century lysergic bounce and art-terror-madness.
Anyway – here is the fabulous video romp for the song ‘Bomb In A Luggage Rack’. Due to the title alone -let alone the content – it may not stay up on YouTube for very long so enjoy it now while you can. What exactly is going on -Fuck knows! Directed by the band and Lindsey Studholme.
Single available from Grow Your Own Records Bandcamp
Dedicated with love to one of the Greatest Men I Have Ever Met. The unique & wonderful Johnny Deluxe who left this earthly plane in 2017 to travel the Loonyverse. Never to be Forgotten. x
All words by Ged Babey