Romeo Liquor Store - Switchblade

Tales From the Bargain Bin: Romeo Liquor Store – Switchblade

You’ve gotta respect the tenacity of Toronto band Romeo Liquor Store. I was stunned to learn a couple months ago that they are still playing shows. But I shouldn’t have been. They play a timeless sort of take-no-prisoners bar rock. Big riffs, throaty vocals and speed. Lots of speed. Plus they were ahead of the curve with the whole zombies thing on songs like “I Eat Brains” and “We Are Zombies.”

Their full-length debut “Switchblade”, released in 2005, is exactly the kind of thing I look for in bargain bins. Something you can’t find in stores anymore, but not because it wasn’t any good, but because it was overlooked the first time around.