MISTER CALIFORNIA AND THE STATE POLICE: Self-titled: CD

May 27, 2009

Either these guys are geniuses or blithering idiots. Fifty-two tracks here, the longest clocking in at a little more than a minute. Although there are some truly inspired moments (“Disco Jesus,” “The Duck Song,” and “Poser”), most of it comes off like a series of punk rock brain farts committed to tape to keep friends in shits and giggles, but not much more than that. If distilled down to the best tracks, this would make one hell of a 7” EP heavy on diversity, humor and unmitigated gall. As it stands, though, it’s pretty much a mess.

 –jimmy (Proud To Be Idiot)

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