Taking a cue from Nomeansno—the band that appears to have inspired their namesake—Big Dick presents the bass guitar front and center, which only appears to be unconventional if you’re some sort of guitar gestapo. Big Dick also seems to share a trait with the also great and guitar-less Street Eaters; that is writing thoroughly enjoyable and anthemic punk songs with unpretentious complexity. You’ll marvel at the deft musicianship but will still feel inclined to happily jump up and down in a room full of sweaty, fun-loving punks. Don’t let the album title fool you: this album is anything but a disappointment.
–Juan Espinosa (Dirt Cult, dirtcultrecords.com)