NAKED BEAST: Self-titled: CD

Nov 22, 2017

Featuring three ex-Crime members, Naked Beast’s eponymous debut surprises and mesmerizes. A delightfully weird, yet totally cohesive vision, each of the album’s eight songs flows seamlessly into the next. Frontman Johnny Strike reads choice excerpts from his books throughout, accompanied by intermittent full-fledged bangers. Part spoken word, part punkadelic romp, this album is fiercely enjoyable. –Simone Carter (Guitars And Bongos, [email protected],