Some 7”s are just plain odd and make me consider: “I don’t think this person can tie their own shoes. How’d they get a record out? I’m glad they did.” Sweet Rot seems like a one-not-so-stable-man-runs-the-band affair. (Hand-scrawled letter notes “5,000 pressed, 10 on gold sparkle,” then goes on to nuclear power and black holes.) Think miscreant melodies channeled from “La Bamba,” in an Angry Samoans mixed with Dr. Demento style; the ghost from Scooby Doo handles backup vocal duties… Yup, I think the world’s big enough to have two MOTOs in it.
–todd ([email protected])