If you could surf along the river Styx on your way to Hades, “East Coast Fury” would make a good soundtrack for the journey. The loud, fast, guitar-heavy disc presents a rare two-headed beast, with Hot Rod Fury on one half and East Coast Tremors on the other. The two bands joined forces to release a single, full-length album, each contributing six furious tracks.
Based in Portsmouth, Hot Rod Fury consists of Jimmy Knuckles on guitar, Nikki Prozac on bass, Trish Muchemore on drums and Jack Younger on tambourine. In a set of thrasher surf music that sounds largely like an extended cut of the theme from “Pulp Fiction,” the band tears through four original tunes, one Dick Dale cover and one cover of local legend The Queers. (The inside CD sleeve includes a write-up by Joe Queer, who claims that Hot Rod Fury will “beat you black and blue with their music and laugh in your face. They play like they’ll die if they stop and die if they keep going.”