LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS: “Gnats in the Pissa” b/w “Ghoul Breath”: 7”

There was a time, not that long ago even, that I might not have dug a band like Lumpy And The Dumpers. I would have thought them too scream-y, maybe too hardcore-tinged punk. Thanks to Total Punk, my ears have opened again to more “punk” sounding punk, a change from the lo-fi garage punk that is my drug of choice. Maybe it’s the boom-box fuzz-fi that makes me like ‘em? Their name is fantastic, and the liner notes have the singer performing in a diaper, so I gotta check ‘em live if they ever come my way. Also, I managed to score a mis-printed copy (limited to twenty-five, I believe) where side A has the label to a Manateees 7” that Total Punk released simultaneously. 

 –Sal Lucci (Total Punk)