SPUNK VOLCANO AND THE ERUPTIONS: Ram Raid: CD

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this disc in my review pile (besides “ugh”) was: “These guys probably get all the chicks” due to their totally non-offensive name. Was that irony or ironing? I don’t know, but the truth of the matter is this five-song EP actually picks up enough steam that by the third song, “Hanging Round the Shops,” you kind of forget about their name. Well, that is until you get to the next track “I Think Her Name Was Tracey???” I will leave it to you, the reader, to speculate on that song’s subject matter. In terms of sheer offensiveness, I’d probably put this somewhere closer to the Anti-Nowhere League than the Mentors. Oh, and Mr. Volcano apparently wears a stocking mask when performing, which should give you an even greater appreciation for what is going on here. –Garrett Barnwell (STP)