ROCK ONS: Anti-Everything (Even Yer Mum): CD

Mar 27, 2008

I love surprises. When I first looked at this disc, I was certain it was going to be a pile of crap. I figured that, despite a cool cover with some punk rock zombies on it, the lame title and lame band name and lame song titles were a definite indicator that the music was going to be lame. Then I put the disc in and hit play. What came out was not at all what I expected. I expected cheesy street punk. Instead, I got this goth dirge that was being mauled by a spastic female vocalist. I figured I was in for something really special. Then I was surprised again. The second song, “Punk Rock Lesbian,” switched gears in the wrong direction. I held on, hoping for more surprises. The cover of “Anarchy in the UK” wasn’t one. Then the next song was something heavier and meaner. Nice. It was followed by “Puritanical Regions,” which sort of grinds along slowly, stabbing and stabbing until it makes its point. Then we go right back into boring stuff. Man, this disc is a roller coaster ride.

 –mp (Self-released)