DEADWEIGHT: Stroking the Moon: CD

A drummer, a violinist and a cello player crank out some “alternative rock,” meaning that they crank out music that provides stiff competition to any band currently on KROQ’s playlist. Hell, they could easily open up for Metallica on their next tour, and considering the perplexed looks all them Hessians would sport on their faces as soon as these guys started their set, I would pay to see it. A great twist on the genre and, if I wasn’t so horrified by the music itself (sorry, but “alternative” rock gives me hives) I might actually recommend this. As it stands, I’m trying to figure out who I know that might appreciate this as a gag gift.

 –jimmy (Alternative Tentacles)