Sometimes I listen to this record and hear “Pile of Dirt” and “Big Wheels” and imagine it’s from a future where the Dictators don’t come into existence until the time of the DC Comics graphic novel Kingdom Come, where the irresponsible superheroes of the modern generation do little but wreak untold havoc with their constant brawling. Sometimes I hear the boink-boink-boink piano in “Keys to the Face” and imagine I’m listening to a strip club Stooges with knuckle tattoos. Sometimes I hear “Titty Was Loc’d” and it sounds like an “All the Young Dudes” for a demographic so idiosyncratic as to render it functionally inert for humanity’s perusal. But mostly I listen to this record and think about the time I tried to find pot for A.O.D., rather unsuccessfully if memory serves. The New Jerseyest band of all time!!! BEST SONG: “Satin Dollars” BEST SONG TITLE: “Pile of Dirt” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Recorded on my birthday!
–norb (Almost Ready, almostreadyrecords.com)