BS2000: Simply Mortified: CD

King Ad Rock and the drummer on the first Suicidal Tendencies album get together with their Casio keyboards and beat boxes and make a lotta noise. Well, most of it ain’t “noisy” per se. My girlfriend’s mother has this strange recording of that old ’70s disco hit, “Popcorn,” done by some Latino group whose name escapes me right now. This reminds me of that cover being covered by a punk band that spent too much time listening to the music emanating from their Atari 2600 games. It’s a fun, interesting listen and, with a little aggro, they could be contenders for the Screamers synth‑punk crown (I’d like to see what they could do with that band’s “122 Hours of Fear” or “Magazine Love”). I’ll probably glean hours of enjoyment driving people crazy with this disc, but I highly doubt that they’ll reap the rewards of a hit song, except maybe in Japan, where it seems any band that isn’t Japanese are huge. Ask Citizen Dick.

 –jimmy (