MISTREATERS, THE: Grab Them Cakes: CD

Being a Wisconsin punk, I’ve seen the Mistreaters several times. Garage punk with screamy, rock’n’roll vocals, and occasional harmonica use. Lotsa “hey baby” and “hey girl, why ya done me wrong?”! My fav garage punk is a little crazier and sloppier (i.e. the Brentwoods, Sonics, etc.) but this does rock. They’re the sort of band I can only imagine playing in a bar. And the sort of band that, therefore, always sounds better when drunk. As the back of the CD says, “Critics agree… this record has 12 songs on it!” If this were a cereal, it’d be Corn Pops with beer instead of milk.

 –maddy (Big Neck)