ELECTRIC MESS, THE: Falling Off the Face of the Earth: CD

This is what would happen if The Doors had a garage punk sound influenced by The Zombies, with more of a guitar lead than an organ (although that’s here, too), and an androgynous singer not nearly as charismatic as Jim Morrison. I can imagine The Electric Mess is another in a long line of groups that are probably way better live than on their albums. Thirteen songs in forty-two minutes of music that reminds me that I’d rather listen to the band’s influences than the actual band.

 –kurt (theelectricmess.com)