SETTING SON, THE: Self-Titled: CD

Sounds like a thick pancake-thin ((that’s right. Thin as a thick pancake. Fuck you, it isn’t that hard a concept to get your brain around)) version of the Cynics ((keyboards! Fuzz guitar! Me oh my!)), but with the vocalist of Lancelot Link & The Evolution Revolution instead of the other guy. In their eminent punky/psychy/poppiness, i can imagine just about every one of these songs fitting perfectly into the Stiv Bators catalog circa “Disconnected,” although they’d sound a lot different because Stiv has throatiness and tendons and sweat and stuff. A small amount of these songs traipse off into legit Jefferson Airplane-style psych, but, all in all, you could spend a lot worse 32.5 minutes than this. BEST SONG: “I’m Down” BEST SONG TITLE: “I’m Down,” if you’re the Beatles. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Actually, there are two songs on here that have the same titles as, but are not, Beatles songs: “I’m Down” and “I’m a Loser.” It would be three if “I Wanna Be Your Boy” was called “I Wanna Be Your Man” instead.

 –norb (Bad Afro)