STUPOR STARS, THE: Bernadette: EP

This is snotty, snotty, snotty punk rock’n’roll with a power pop twist. There is a real sense of urgency that translates well with a band like The Stupor Stars, one of the most overlooked bands ever. In the far future, after all is said and done, there will be some members dead and a group of geriatric punks who claim to be the real “Rick Hall or May Lou or King Roberto or Lowell or Alan” like all those fools who tried to say they were Buckwheat – nigga please. I was paid well in advanced by the band to tell you that this EP is good. Regardless of that bounced check, I still think this record rules. The B-Side is “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen – don’t panic – it sounds nothing like the original. I asked Rick Hall, the singer “What’s the deal with the Springsteen cover?” He answered, “The band decided to do it.” I quipped back, “Oh so the ENTIRE band has bad taste?!” You know, I’m not down with The Boss because The Boss never existed. All I can remember is reading that Andy G admitted to liking Bruce Springsteen. Man, I thought that was pretty bold. I’m not bold – I just hate everything, except for this Stupor Stars EP. Satan bless the Stupor Stars.

 –nam (Honeyhole)