VICTIMS FAMILY: White Bread Blues: LP

Nov 24, 2010

Victims Family is just plain strange. Their bizarre amalgamation of punk, metal, and jazz makes them a “you had to be there” band. It’s hard to imagine that a group this oddball and complex could have reached the popularity it did. Listening to 1990’s White Bread Blues, the third Victims Family LP, is like opening a time capsule of pop culture references from its time. This re-release is everything a repackage should be, replete with a giant 12” booklet, colored vinyl, and a free full CD version of the LP. Next time some dipshit tells you that the music you like all sounds the same or lacks diversity, refer them to this nutty album. If you missed them the first time around, this is as good a record as any to start with. It’ll make you cha cha like a fucking fool.

 –Art Ettinger (Saint Rose,