Rx27’s “Hell of a Time” is the Sound of a Glorious Disregard For Decorum When There’s Life to Be Living

Rx27, photo courtesy the artists

The title of Rx27’s single “Hell of a Time” encapsulates the core of the song that contrasts the concept of Hell as a symbol for extremes and the joy that the expression that is that title implies. The group’s gritty glam flavor unifies the imagery and the emotional resonances of Heaven and Hell perhaps in the Romantic sense, but certainly after the manner of bands like The Cramps and The Gun Club that embraced camp and melodrama as a state of mind, of being, that accepted the dark side of the psyche as well as an earthly transcendence of mortal limitations through the ecstasy of rock and roll. That reconciliation of opposites could be heard in the music of Lou Reed for whom the ultimate state of being, as has been observed by various critics, was “alright.” Not too dark, not too light, but a way of life and being that is attainable and sustainable but allows for a full range of authentic experiences. Joie Blaney and Ms. Maxine MurrDerr trade lines about leaving behind a life of only mundane experiences like X gone pop punk and sounding like the embodiment of a disregard for a stultifying decorum when there’s vital life to be living. Listen to “Hell of a Time” on YouTube and connect with Rx27 at the links below.


Author: simianthinker

Editor, primary content provider for this blog. Former contributor to Westword and The Onion.

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