There’s something about this particular Lightning Beat Man project that makes it especially dear to my blackened little heart. Is it the name? The over-the-top mix of punk-garage-freakout-mondo-gloriously-fucked-upness? Dunno. Likely all of the above. What I do know is that when a tune like “Blow Um Mau Mau,” which, not coincidentally, is the sum total of the lyrics as well as the title, comes along, I reflexively crank the stereo up loud enough that people two states over are covering their ears. Theirs is a special brand of rockin’ ass-kickery that transcends stereotypes and pigeonholes and demands your full attention.
–jimmy (Voodoo Rhythm, voodoorhythm.com)