CARGO CULT / TEXAS BISCUIT BOMBS: The Two Headed Cobra: Split 2 x LP

Randy “Biscuit” Turner’s death was a bit of a shock, not just to friends and family, but to generations of fans enamored with the bands he fronted, starting with legendary skate-punk-funkers Big Boys, and his singular visual arts work. What’s collected here is more like a multi-headed hydra’s worth of stuff to keep all interested parties happy: two twelve-inch colored-vinyl slabs crammed with the demos for a never-realized second Cargo Cult album and some rehearsal and live recordings of his last band, Texas Biscuit Bombs, wherein they cover songs from Biscuit’s extensive back catalog as well as ZZ Top (their take on “I Heard It on the X” just plain smokes) and Spencer Davis Group; a special-cut, screened cover featuring some of his art; a download card and a bunch of high quality reproductions of assorted gig flyers stuffed in with the lot. Clearly a labor of love from the packaging to the music contained, this serves as a nice exclamation point to the life of one of punk’s true treasures.

 –jimmy (Modern City)