SLOTHS, THE: Back from the Grave: CD

Fifty years after releasing an obscure 45, The Sloths decided to dust off their instruments and give it another go. While this disk is obviously indebted to the classic garage rock’n’roll scene that birthed the band, it doesn’t reek of retro throwback bullshit. There’s nothing dull or arthritic about it. It’s still limber and energized, even cutting and angry at times. “Gotta Get Fired” is the sort of tune that really carries the most weight when played by dudes who have lived full lives of bullshit jobs. This disk kicks ass. 

 –MP Johnson (Lolipop / Burger)