AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS -------------------------- The band’s three-chord punk rock riffs would bring a tear to Kim Fowley’s eye. Then there’s Amyl and the Sniffers’ catchy track 70s Street Munchies, with
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
The band’s three-chord punk rock riffs would bring a tear to Kim Fowley’s eye. Then there’s Amyl and the Sniffers’ catchy track 70s Street Munchies, with its subliminal references to Eskimo Pies and Chico Rolls. And wasn’t sniffing amyl nitrate the cheap narcotic pleasure of many a ‘70s nocturnal gathering?
Amy Taylor laughs when I make the superficial observation. “I suppose it’s just what interests me and influences me,” she says. “Growing up around my parents, who grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, that’s what I’ve been around – muscle cars, shit punk music, that kind of stuff.”
Amyl and the Sniffers started out as an impromptu bedroom recording project. “We all lived together, so we all got home from work and study,” Taylor says. “Callum, another guy who I lived with, had all this stuff set up in my room, ready to record. So we sat down for four hours, we wrote and recorded and he mixed the EP and that day we put it out. ”
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