OOPS, THE: Taste of Zimbabwe: CD

Jul 14, 2011

Total f’n ripper! They sound like an early ‘80s hardcore punk (emphasis on the punk) band. Short, reckless blasts that have the subtlety of a bull in a china shop. The cover of “Small Man, Big Mouth” is decent, and a bold choice to even commit to recording (considering the original is untouchable). However, their originals are where their strengths lie—”Wooden Cunt,” “Shave and Quit,” “On the Lift,” “Death to Brunetta,” and the shredder “Christian Gay.” Italy seems to be cranking out some great bands lately.

 –M.Avrg (Slovenly, slovenly.com)