Record of the Week: LA’ALTS Onanie Ship Cabaret CD

  • Published February 16, 2012 By MRR
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Holeeee shit. This is frenetic punk’n’roll featuring Passy (ex-CONFUSE) very much in the vein of the way later SWANKYS records interpreted the SEX PISTOLS. Puerile, stupid, sex-obsessed punk that you can actually dance to! And not some dumb punk dance like the pogo — I bet you could line dance to this shit. There are so many different instruments, vocalists and styles in the mix here it’s crazy. It sounds like if the WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY dropped the horns and started shooting for burlesque instead of cabaret? All I know is: fuck me, this is amazing. If there’s a better way to start the year than sitting at MRR listening to “Baby Piss” and drinking a beer at one in the afternoon, I can’t imagine it. I can’t even remember the last band that actually made me laugh out loud (these lyrics have to be heard to be believed). This is essential, and may just be the best thing I’ve ever gotten for review at MRR (at least it’s definitely the most surprisingly amazing!). (Strawberry Records)

—Andrew Underwood, MRR #346