EMERGENCY ROOM by THE TURBO A.C.’s
The Turbo A.C.’s emerged from the streets of New York City in the early ’90s. Vocalist/guitarist Kevin Cole, drummer Kevin Prunty, and bassist Michael Dolan released a number of EPs and compilation tracks on various labels before issuing their debut full-length through Blackout in 1996. Damnation Overdrive showcased the A.C.’s’ adrenaline-soaked punk & roll, a sound that kicked Dick Dale into the whiskey overdrive of Motörhead, and slicked its hair back with engine grease. Constant touring honed the sound and spread the word; after a few more compilation appearances and a split 7″ with the Hellboys, the band dropped Winner Take All, their sophomore LP, through Cacophone in 1998. For their next trick, The Turbo A.C.’s signed with Nitro Records, but not before issuing another flurry of singles and compilation appearances. 2001’s Fuel for Life LP became their Nitro debut, and was supported with more touring, both in dingy clubs and on enormous Warped Tour stages. the A.C.’s returned in 2003 with Automatic. Produced by Blag Dahlia, mixed by Billy Milano, and issued concurrently by Bitzcore in Europe and Gearhead in the States, it was widely hailed as the band’s most intense work yet. Like they had done from the very beginning, The Turbo A.C.’s supported the effort with an exhausting run of live dates. Avenue X next appeared in June 2005.