YIDCORE: Self-titled : CD

Well, here’s some inspired lunacy: as the band name suggests, this is a set of traditional Jewish songs (and a couple of originals, I believe) given the hardcore treatment. The whole thing is pretty riotous, although I don’t think the Hassidim are going to find it the least bit funny, seeing as some of the songs are supposed to be sung directly to God hisself. Still, you gotta give these guys their propers for being comfortable enough in their faith to have a little fun with it. My obligatory gripe? Where’s the dreidel song? Highly recommended, even for goy-boys like you and I.

 –jimmy (Swell)