COLONIAL VIPERS: Self-titled: CD

With a band name that is a direct reference to Battlestar Galactica, expectations inevitably have to be set low. What you get here is inept, sloppy joke punk with dumb-at-best lyrics, short on prowess and long on chutzpah. Can’t say it really did much for me as a release, but they do have a certain appeal in much the same way bands like Public Humiliation and Pillsbury Hardcore once did. They’re probably a lot of fun to see live, if for no other reason than I have little doubt they play like they’re having the time of their lives, and ain’t that the fuggin’ point, when you get right down to it?

 –jimmy (Sofa Kingdom, no address)