The IMPROBABLES – ” Object To Be Destroyed “

Posted: April 15, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The Improbables initially formed in mid-1990s South Jersey out of a mutually and subsequently expanding love for Link Wray, Bo Diddley, the Cramps, Billy Childish, the Damned, Estrus Records, and the English Freakbeat comps. Spurred at the time by an oddly thriving Atlantic City independent music scene, the band honed their frenetic live set on the stage of the now defunct McGuire’s Erin Bar and at a variety of Philadelphia venues. The Imps saw numerous lineup shifts over the ensuing years, disbanded for a while, and since reforming have established themselves as one of Philly’s premier rock’n’roll trios. They have played with the likes of the Lyres, Lilys, and the Detroit Cobras, as well as with Hidden Volume labelmates The Stents and Louie Louie. In 2014, Hi-Vo released their “Bad Vibrations” (HV007) single and a follow up split single (HV0015) in 2015 (with The Stents)—both quickly sold out.

Equal parts 60-70’s garage, soul, psychedelia and punk, the band’s songs recall and preserve those moments in the life of rock ‘n’ roll when it was able to be self-aware without being self-conscious, and when a good time was inevitable.


Dave Reis – vocals, bass, harmonica, percussion
Kevin Murphy – all guitars, fuzz, quality control
Jeremy Grites – drums, backing vocals, wisecracks

spot wurlitzer by Mike Kennedy


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