Uh, oh this thing looks arty! Well, give it a chance—I’ve had this record for a couple of months and the Poopy thumb hasn’t turned down, yet. As a rule I’m pretty quick to dismiss this sort of thing if I smell even the faintest whiff that their shtick is being forced or any sort of obnoxious pretense. Although I couldn’t tell you specifically why, this one seems to pass the sniff test for some reason. There’s a clear lack of inhibitions in their presentation and the recording mix is lovingly mastered and druggy as hell, yet the tunes themselves are simplistic and still have roots in basic rock. It’s grown on me.
As far as the band goes, I know little and have no memory of the record at the time of release or how it was received. The band originally hailed from the not-too-often heard from city of Dearborn, MI and seemed to be a part of the Detroit scene. The lead singer went on to become a performance artist and, think what you will of it, it’s a pretty ballsy way to put bread on the table. As a side note, I go to look this up on eBay and there’s one guy selling it for $9.99 and some other dude trying to sell it for $80.00! How the fuck do these people come up with this shit?