THE ROADRUNNERS - 'Payback Time' / 'Love Me As I Am' (Beluga 005) 1999
I wrote about Örebro based Roadrunners in May 2008 when I reviewed their debut CD single. That release was a purist R&B approach and the band pulled it off in great style.
This record on a small label out of Sweden probably had a run of 1000 copies and they of course are now long gone. In years to come these underground neo garage/psych 45s will be as sought after as some of those original 60s garage singles.
This time around The Roadrunners have discovered fuzztoned guitars on 'Payback Time' and have left the R&B sound in favour of stripped down garage moves. The production is excellent and thankfully no instruments are buried in the mix. The bass guitar runs from Kristofer Mossberg are a particular stand out.