CHIMIKS: Modern Storm: LP

This album conveniently and forcefully answers a number of pressing musical questions which had cut into my sleeping over the course of the last few decades, ergo and to wit: “What would Greg Ginn’s early ‘90s solo albums have sounded like if he liked garage, was half his age, and didn’t care if the drums kept speeding up?”, “What would Los Ass-Draggers have sounded like if they weren’t obsessed with the concept of playing really, really fast?” and “What would the Statics have sounded like if they were kinda mean?” This album does not conveniently and forcefully answer the question of what the cover art depicting a wispy, spooky skull cloud hovering over a electric substation has to do with anything however. Either way, i got hearing damage after just the first side. Nicely played. BEST SONG: “Hole of the Black Kids” BEST SONG TITLE: I cannot tell a lie. “Hole of the Black Kids” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I decided the cover art reminds me of the original art of Scream’s “Still Screaming” album. Bet you didn’t see THAT one coming.

 –norb (Frantic City/Barbarella Club, franticcity.free.fr)