OUTTA SORTS, THE: Caligula: 7” EP

The title track could pass for a legit Billy Childish song (if that constitutes your ambition) except that the guitars are down too low and the vocals are up too high and sound a little too old-movie-announcer deadpan to have emerged from Mr. Childish’s festering gob. According to the chord charts on the lyric sheet, there are like nine or ten different chords in the song, so good job making it sound like there’s only two. “Drowning in You” sounds like nothing of the sort, and is actually far more reminiscent of that smart Canadian mod-pop that bands like the Tranzmitors or Fashionism seem to so blithely dispense. Both songs on the B side sound like Chris Bailey of the Saints circa forty years ago singing with Wheels On Fire, except with more quarters in his mouth and on top of a pile of dancing shoes to be buffed and catalogued. This is a positive review. BEST SONG: “Drowning In You.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Caligula.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: “Scrotum.”Rev. Nørb (Jester)