BOBBY JOE EBOLA AND THE CHILDREN MACNUGGETS / KREAMY ‘LECTRIC SANTA: Split:: 7”

Nov 13, 2013

Nice to finally hear these two bands, both of which I’d read about in fanzines (the latter in The Artist Formerly Known as Iggy’s Scam, and the former in Matt Thompson’s Fluke). I think the juxtaposition works well, as both of these bands are very much on their own trips. Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa’s side of the split features an electronic cover of what is apparently a Trash Monkeys song, as well as the real deal: wacko art splatter with dual fe/male vox and disorienting time and tempo changes. Think Tragic Mulatto and you’re on the right track. Bobby Joe Ebola And The Children MacNuggets rely on tongues planted firmly in cheeks, not entirely unlike Black Randy, as they attempt to bring their pointed political commentary to the norms with straight faces and straighter singing and instrumentation on their original “The Poor.” A cover of a Tom Lehrer song rounds things off. This split is awesome, in that it makes me wanna seek out additional stuff from both bands. Bravo!

 –Michael T. Fournier (Mayfield’s All Killer No Filler)

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