DOPAMINES, THE: The Soap and Lampshades: 7”

Sep 23, 2009

When I opened this record, a tiny piece of paper dropped out. It said, in six-point font, “This record was stuffed by matt lame of SUCIDIE!! See SUCIDIE LIVE with guest guitarist Larry Livermore at the Insubordination Records Fest…” The lowly record stuffer strikes back, turning punk rock shit work into an unusual method of band promotion! Could other shit workers employ similar tactics? What if the next time you bought a pack of socks, instead of a sticker saying, “Inspected by #4,” it said, “Check out my dad’s auto shop at 1215 Main St.” or maybe it could just say, “I hate this job. Think about it. Putting something into something else for hours? Really.” So, thank you Matt Lame for stuffing this Copyrights-influenced record! The more I listen to it, the more I like it. It’s got a bit of a Teenage Bottlerocket sound (without the ridiculous lyrics and not as catchy), but I imagine that this is the sort of record that I end up liking more a few months later. It this were a cereal, it’d be Frosted Flakes. You start off thinking that there are probably a lot of other better cereals, and, in fact, there are, but once you’re eating it, you think, “Hey, this is actually really good!”

 –maddy (Cold Feet)