LIQUOR STORE: Yeah Buddy: : CD

Jan 19, 2012

The forty-seven-point-five minutes of music contained herein has led me to contemplate what Mick Farren & The Deviants might have sounded like had they been heavily influenced by Sloppy Seconds. This, in turn, prompted me to contemplate time travel as regards bands, and reminded me how important it is, when time traveling, to plug your ears when you arrive, so you don’t hear anything cool that you might track back to your own time as an influence, and thereby alter the course of history. I’m with ‘em thru the first seven songs or so, but when they get into the six-minute-song territory, then i start to imagine what it would be like if Rock Bottom & The Spys and I Love Rich influenced The Quick, and i can only conclude that, somehow, this must have happened, and the course of history has therefore been altered without my awareness—so i clearly need to take along better earplugs when time traveling. BEST SONG: “Banned from the Block,” as it’s the most rollicking, and rollickingness is often given short shrift in modern music appreciation. BEST SONG TITLE: “Showdown at WookieLake,” although if it’s supposed to be “Wookiee” like in Star Wars, then they forgot the second “e.” Or possibly the first. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The topless porno model who adorns the disc’s cover and graphic has had her eyes manually blacked out by some ((presumably litigation-adverse)) Sharpie™-wielding artisan, but you can still see images of the un-sunglassed cover online. Crazy!

 –norb (Almost Ready)