AWESOME AND THE ASSKICKERS: Quit Fucking with Our Crops!: CD

I have never dropped acid, but I have now listened to Awesome And The Ass Kickers, a band of men in capes and luchador masks that sound like The Aquabats if they wrote an album’s worth of material for Rancid. This album is fucking weird but it will be in my rotation for a while. I like the sound and the playfulness of the songs. There is a strange connection to Tombstone pizza—an entire song and the band doing an advertisement for the product in the liner notes—don’t ask me what that’s all about. Good music, anyway. 

 –John Mule (Self-released)