Pink Grease – All Over You (CD, UK)

5 May 2003 Horseglue Records UHU004CD
01. Nasty Show
02. More Than Woman
03. The Beast
04. Susie
05. “Shake”
06. Lou Reed
Pink Grease - All Over You (CD, UK) - Cover
Pink Grease EP, also available on vinyl.

Various places state that this EP was produced by Russell Simins when the sleeve gives the production credit as ‘Jason Buckle’. Although it was reported that Russell Simins would be working with Pink Grease it is not currently known if this ever did actually happen.

This EP was recorded at Empire View and engineered by Danny Madorsky which are both credits that also appear on the sleeve of the Damage album by the Blues Explosion.

This is an example of a review mentioning Russell Simins: “Pink Grease burns through six songs in 20 minutes on the mini-album All Over You, smearing them with the mix of sleazy Sheffield art-punk and electro that they introduced on their singles Working All Day and Soul Paco. Their songs have all the subtlety of their band name, but that’s part of their appeal: “I wanna f*ckin’ die for you/ I wanna die f*ckin’ you,” Rory Lewaine snarls on “The Nasty Show”; backed by brash brass, punkish guitars, and cheesy analog synths, the song is both decadent and tongue in cheek. This mix of sleaze, angst, and humor drives all of their songs, surrounded by a sense of gritty and yes, nasty atmosphere that the on-the-cheap production (courtesy of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s Russell Simins) provides. “More Than Woman” — a great, twisted love song to Aaliyah, of all people — exemplifies the best of Pink Grease’s music: it’s kinky and kinetic, with just enough brooding to give it some substance. The slow-burning punk of the Stooges-like “The Beast” and “Lou Reed” pay homage to the heroic doses of American proto-punk that inspire Pink Grease’s sound, along with Suicide, the Damned, and all the other usual suspects. Meanwhile, “Susie,” a sloppy, doo wop-tinged tale of murderous jealousy, recalls the art school weirdness that inspired punk in the first place, and “Shake,” a go-go/garage punk fusion, manages to be loud, rowdy, and silly without becoming totally jokey. Anyone sick of neon-packaged punk and new wave revivalists should still give All Over You a chance; its crazed intensity and witty songwriting reveal that Pink Grease is more good dirty fun than most of its contemporaries.”

Lead Vocals: Rory Lewarne
Guitar/Vocals: Steven Santa Cruz
Guitar/Saxophone/Vocals: John Joseph Lynch
Machine: Nicholas Collier
Bass Guitar/Vocals: Stuart Falkner
Drums: Marc Hoad
Backing Vocals: The Greasettes

All Songs:
Written/Recorded: Pink Grease
Published: RPM/Chrysalis Music 2002
Produced: Jason Buckle
Recorded at Empire View, NYC, 2002
Engineered by Danny Madorsky
(p) Mute Records LTD, 2003
(c) Mute Records LTD, under Exclusive License from Horseglue Records, 2003


BARCODE: 0 724358 441727

MATRIX: “GL O41103 UHU004CD”