The Chaotic Goods – Concert Review – Czar Bar – August 11, 2012
By Gus Rechtien
Some bands take themselves way too seriously – other bands, not serious enough. The Chaotic Goods struck a nice balance Saturday night at Czar Bar. These guys clearly place a premium on having a good time while giving the audience the best they have to offer. Lead singer Ralph Reichert is one of those front men that leave some people wondering whether sanity is present, as others are applauding his recklessness and deviation from the norm. At one point, Reichert’s antics sent the microphone flying out of the microphone stand on a beeline toward the bass player. Luckily the mic had a cord that cut it’s flight path short. Reichert apologized, but I loved it. Recklessness on stage can be unnerving, but it’s not something you see everyday.
If the “Chaotic” portion of The Chaotic Goods name is a bow to Reichert’s presence in the band, then the “Goods” portion is fitting for his mates. The band had great tone and tasteful riffs. I would put them on the same radio station as The Jam, The Pixies and maybe Morrissey. The music is just good, off the cuff, garage rock that has potential for a wide audience. I recommend checking them out, but you might consider bringing a helmet. For the safety conscious, you can start off by picking up The Chaotic Goods current EP called “Motel Rooms Here” or wait a few months and pick up their full length CD that is currently in the works.