SHIT CREEK: Pissing Blood: 7”EP

As far as I can tell, the title of the 7” comes from accidentally breaking a glass, a sliver got into the dog’s food, and the dog’s now pissing blood. Huh. I thought it would be about liver cirrhosis from drinking too much. For me, Shit Creek’s at their best when they caress the kitten of their inner Beltones and Blitz. (“More beard in the monitors, please. Less ear and nose hair. Thanks. Hand claps.”) When it gets a little bit too much—and this is coming from a person who thinks Frankie Stubbs’ voice is honey—is that Brandon’s (or is it Ben’s? They’re similar-sounding) voice sometimes sounds more tattered than the flag flapping above the Alamo when Mexico did some reclamation in 1836. Favorite song: “Webpage,” which rails against a forty-one-year-old gutter punk with a cell phone and a laptop.  “Freedom’s just the word you use for being lazy,” indeed.

 –todd (Drunken Sailor)