WAX MUSEUMS: Zoo Full of Ramones: LP

Wondering how and why I missed picking up this stuff when it was originally released as singles and EPs. Won’t die wondering though, since it’s all collected here, not to mention the inclusion of three unreleased tracks (“Livin’ in the Eyeball,” “Let’s Get Dumb,” and “Slime”). I is sto-ho-ked! Wax Museums played/play garagey punk that mixes up some Metal Urbain with Ramones to make for an interesting and adrenalized listen. It’s noisy, recorded lo-fi and dirty, and not out to make any grand, profound statement. Fun without being wimpy or precious. I can’t help think my shitty existence is somehow a tidbit better for hearing songs like “Billy’s Room,” “Stop… Don’t Stop,” “Jakoff Rat,” “Catacombs,” “Worm,” and “X-Ray My Brain.” Punk fuckin’ rawk!

 –M.Avrg (Tic Tac Totally, tictactotally.com)