RAY GRADYS, THE: Die Mindless Fools: CD-R

I’d almost endorse this hodgepodge disaster of a band due to a truly great song or two, but piles of obnoxious cock rock and metal influences interrupt their otherwise likable childish, straightforward, Pennywise-fueled sound. You’ll need to actually shoot some Chinese rocks to enjoy their covers of “Chinese Rock” and “Outlaw Scumfuc,” but a series of included answering machine messages detailing a member’s quitting the band are priceless.

 –Art Ettinger (www.raygradys.8m.com)