CLAW TOE: Self-titled: 12” EP

Claw Toe bring quite a mixed bag of influences to the party, ranging from the all-out weirdness of Mr. Bungle, the more bitter-sounding moments of Nomeansno, and King Missile’s whimsical approach to lyrics. It’s not easily digestible, that’s for sure. The finer moments pressed onto this wax include the opener/stomper “Another Saturday Night,” the disturbingly funny “Geriatric Stalker,” and a cover of the Functional Blackouts’ “Kamikaze.” Try and imagine if Flipper and Throbbing Gristle combined forces and you’ll have a pretty good idea of whether you’d be interested in this or not.

 –Juan Espinosa (Criminal IQ, no address)