WOLFMANHATTAN PROJECT: Blue Gene Stew: LP

When they’re really on their shit, these pedigreed primitives (Mick Collins of the Gories/Dirtbombs, Bob Bert of Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore, and Kid Congo Powers of the Cramps/Gun Club) sound like a dirty Half Japanese playing songs off the Dirtbombs’ Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! album. When they are somewhat less on their shit, they just sound like that band with no bass player that plays at your neighbor’s parties sometimes. When they want to stretch their legs a bit, they sound like that band, but huffing uranium on Mars. They come off as the band in the neighbor’s basement a bit more frequently than I would have guessed, given their collective resume, but, like a Shane McMahon wrestling match, if you pay attention to the high spots, you can socialize obliviously during the rest of the performance and everybody has a good time. I cannot help but believe that, in some way, shape, or form, the party is in my mouth. BEST SONG “I Feel You.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Toynbee Tile Blues.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: This record is so pink and thick that you’ll think it plays roller derby. –Rev. Nørb (In The Red, intheredrecords.com)