ITCHY-O: From the Overflowing: CD

I am a fan of extremely weird shit and this is really out there. A fifty-plus member, percussion-based electronic band with masks and dancing and something called the “Creep Unit.” Imagine yourself at a parade. In between all of the elaborate floats and Shriners in their tiny cars is a marching band. At first this is a very familiar feeling, but then you realize that the marching band is only playing Butthole Surfers songs. Then the Creep Unit appears, darting in and out of the marching band, throwing ecstasy pills and tabs of acid out to the unsuspecting crowd instead of candy. The throbbing relentlessness of it all takes hold around the same time as the drugs… Needless to say, this isn’t a regular listening experience. In fact, I feel that I may be downright scared to see Itchy-O live. I’m sweating. –Ty Stranglehold (Alternative Tentacles)