KRUDDLER: They’re There: CD

I remember the very first time I heard the Dead Kennedys. I thought, “Is that a frog with its balls in a vice?” I remember the first time I head Cypress Hill and I thought, “Those dudes sound like the Animaniacs and they talk about dope.” Kruddler: I still can’t over one of the singer’s voices. It has a strange forced, almost yelly squeak, “it could be a lady” quality to it – like Steven Tyler on helium and cigarettes – that definitely requires the ears time to normalize it. The music’s pretty good, though. At times, it reminds me of the playful indie-but-tight-gripped feeling of Lifter Puller, and I like that quite a bit.

 –todd (Learning Curve)