Teenage Bottlerocket deliver the goods again. This collection is much better balanced between the two songwriters and there is better interaction between the two vocalists as evidenced on tracks like "Never Gonna Tell You," where Kody's backing vocals counter Ray's lead vocals and on "Headbanger" where Ray's backing vocals counter Kody's lead. This album carries on the Lillington's tradition of horror-themed songs, as in songs like "Necrocomicon" based on the book of the dead from the cult classic film "The Evil Dead." Joey Ramone would be proud!
God Bless The Lillingtons. The saddest thing about this album is no tour to support it. It's short and sweet but very tasty. Welcome back Kody and Co. Touring would be nice. All the songs are up to the usual standards. It fits in nicely with the last two albums. "I Hear Static" and "Mars Vs. Hollywood" are real gems. This is almost as great as "Death By Television."
Do yourself a favor, actually listen to this album for about three times. Let it sink in thoroughly. It is an excellent Queers album. Sure there are a few detours, when have you heard a piano-based song on a Queers album before? But it all boils down top one thing: Joe Queer is amazing at melding everything together and making it fit the Queers sound. The surf/Beach Boys edge works great on more than a few numbers. The cover of Skeeter Davis' "I Can't Stay Mad At You" is a fitting tribute to the life of a very underrated performer. After 25 years Mr. Queer can still write tunes that stayed etched in your brain. "Houston We've Got A Problem" is pure Queer Pop and the stab at George Bush is excellent in "Monkey In A Suit" which has its emphasis on the rock of Punk. Bad Ass all the way.