DUMPIES, THE: Self-titled: CS

Sometimes they sound like a poor man’s version of the first two Hüsker Dü albums (a neat trick, given that those two records don’t sound particularly similar); other times they just sound like the music that people have to talk over when they’re buying the headliner’s T-shirts at a pop punk show. There might be a bit of an Ergs! thing going on here, but the so-so fidelity of this tape makes that difficult to confirm. I wouldn’t mind hearing more of this band, but I do not think I care to listen to more of this particular cassette. BEST SONG: “Get Up Get Out.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Zaragoza Pool.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: This cassette housing is a nice shade of green.Rev. Nørb (Hovercraft)