RIK & THE PIGS: Blue Jean Queen: 7” EP

Ingeniously stupid, kick-up-thy-heels punky garage rock’n’roll the likes of which I can’t recall seeing around for a while. The finely tuned turns of lyrical phraseology meet with my scholarly approval (“getting an evil stare like Sonny from Cher”—Author! Author!), but the breathy tenor sax tootings don’t really add much to the band’s cavortings, other than reminding me of Vale Of Tears, who are hardly the kind of reference one’d imagine this sextet was intending to pull up. That said, when Rik exhorts me to “put the Beatles in a jar, smash them like a guitar,” I find myself uncontrollably compelled to solve the associated logistical boondoggles preventing me from doing so. The B side is slow and weird. BEST SONG: “Blue Jean Queen.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Off On.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Run-off grooves read “SONGS IN THE KEY OF A” and “I LOVE LACEY.” –Rev. Nørb (Feel It)