GEZA X AND THE MOMMYMEN: You Goddam Kids!: CS

This is a cassette release version of a bizarre 1982 avant-garde punk record from Geza X, who is best known for producing classic records from The Weirdos, The Avengers, The Deadbeats, and many, many more. I’d say that I don’t know that this material holds up so well, but I’m not sure it ever was something that many people would connect with. It’s still a very interesting, ultra-cool set of songs, despite the semi-dated, new wave style prevalent throughout. I’m not dogging a classic here, and I personally think it’s a terrific release. Yet unlike some obscure punk records, it’s no surprise that this one didn’t find an audience, despite Geza X’s pedigree. Those who think that punk should be weird won’t want to miss it, whereas others will find it valuable simply as a document of its time. Either way, it’s well worth looking for, and it’s well-suited for cassette treatment. 

 –Art Ettinger (Burger)