Aug 16, 2017

The first two tracks, “Cheap Trick” and “Jordan Walk”, whether intentionally or not, help cement my conviction that Big Black has influenced this German trio of noise mongers—the connections to those songs being Big Black’s Cheap Trick cover and its own track “Jordan, Minnesota.” Strengthening my belief that the Chicago trio has helped shape what Buzz Rodeo is doing is Ralph Schaarschmidt, who is the perfect vocal double for Steve Albini. The one difference is that instead of employing a drum machine, Buzz Rodeo uses a human, offering up a more expansive form of battery. As a keen Big Black fan, this is a no brainer for me, and was money well spent, despite the fact I also received a review copy days before my purchased copy arrived. –Rich Cocksedge (Antena Krzyku, [email protected],