Some new tracks, some remixes of tunes from the last album and a couple of covers (including an updating of “California Über Alles” in honor of our current Hummer-driving Aryan caricature of a governor). Jello is just as topical, witty, cynical and pissed off as ever, and Buzz and the gang serve up what is easily the best music that Jello has fronted since, oh, 1984 or so. Speaking of the ‘80s, check out “Those Dumb Punk Kids (Will Buy Anything),” a swipe at both a certain band that once entertained some relevancy during that gilded age of punk and the hordes of modern-day consumerist “punks” who line up to pay top dollar to revel in nostalgia rather than look for and appreciate what’s going on right now. Worse than hippies, that lot is.
–jimmy (Alternative Tentacles)