Monday, June 15, 2009

Homostupids - The Glow E.P.

(My Mind’s Eye, 2006)

Utter scum-slop mayhem that barrels ahead with static-filled insanity and – a rarity for supercharged trashgroops of today! – plenty of low-end, like a sped-up, foaming-at-the-mouth Mainliner. No song titles, no indication as to which side is which (the etchings in the runoff grooves dub the sides “HAVE A
NICE DEATH” and “HANDJOB”), no biographical or contact details, no FRILLS in sound or packaging. Which is fine, because, like the Joe Perry Project lo those many years ago, it’s the music that does the, uh, you-know-what. Yup! Anyway, the piledriving lunacy of this record might come as a surprise if, based on the band’s name, one goes in expecting goof-off silliness a la the Lil Bunnies, but the whole thing’s a mess of pretty doggone straight-faced and satisfying nutzoid rawk. Assume that the heartiest of recommendations apply here.

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