SICK THOUGHTS: Self-titled: LP

Jan 30, 2019

Sick Thoughts is a one-man project that doesn’t sound like a one-man project, it sounds like a four-man project where all four guys are amazingly locked in to what the other three guys are doing. I suspect cloning. Gene splicer! GENE SPLICER! In any event, there isn’t much not to like here. There’s frantic rat-a-tat-tat drumming on the bottom, fuzzy guitar blasts in the middle, and slapbacky vocals over the top. If you told me this was the new project from that crew from Denton, I’d believe you except for maybe how the vocals are recorded. If you told me it was the Zero Boys, I might believe you except for the cymbal rhythms. If you told me it was the Consumers, I’d probably tell you all their friends are dead, so how the hell would you know? If you told me this was the Germs after Darby croaked and they got some kid from New Orleans on vocals, I might even bite on that. Despite not having any true standout tracks, this record is executed flawlessly. I’m imagining that if you don’t buy it, the guy on the cover with the chainsaw will come execute you flawlessly as well. I can’t believe I just said that without being paid to do so. BEST SONG: “x.” BEST SONG TITLE: None, they’re all pretty corny. FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: x. –Rev. Nørb (Goner)