LIFE IS BONKERS: Greatest Hits: CD

Mar 18, 2015

As a kid, I was in love with shitty movies with punk aspirations—think Penelope Spheeris’ Dudesor Glory Daze starring Ben Affleck’s goatee—and the main selling point was their frenetic soundtracks featuring a smattering of bands you’d heard of and some you’d never hear from again. Sacramento’s two-man band Life Is Bonkers would have fallen into the latter category, but their Jello-Biafra-and-Adam-Goren-force-feeding-synth-to-Dave-Quackenbush styling would have felt right at home squealing non-diegetically while Henry Rollins pursued Charlie Sheen at top speeds. Their Greatest Hits is a cacophony of dance-y keyboard, irreverent lyrics, and fuzzy guitar that both caught me off guard and entranced me immediately. So weird and so wonderful. 

 –Kelley O’Death (Hydrozoan)