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Prizzy Prizzy Please
Prizzy Prizzy Please
Let's Pretend Records


Risking repeating myself, I always loved seeing The Vandals squander their musical talents on ridiculously stupid subject matter. Prizzy Prizzy Please have a manic speed, even quicker wit, and busy music ideal for dancing, skating and pouring concrete; it's as satisfying as eating a sandwich whilst having sex, George Kastanza style. Often bringing to mind The MC5 kicked into high gear with cool cheesy plastic keyboards filling in trumpet bits. "Flea Bomb" is heavy on bass, giving it a surf platform to launch a fuzz attack from (plus thrilling sh-sh-sha's). That last sentence ended in a preposition. "A Thundergust of Woodpeckers" strings along a bunch of segments from a "Baba O'Riley" keyboard, to Black Flag chanting, finally jumping into hilarious Van Halen arena vocals. "Thought Command" has a sci-fi intro that rivals the humor of Mssrs Parker & Stone. When he's not wailing some badass sax, singer Max howls in classic rock voice, but the lyrics are something about, "I can't help you with your homework/ you gotta know it's just a TV show." There's a touch of Ween in the soulful falsetto on "Campfire Girls Weekend Party," which promises to be the social event of the season. Funnier than Tenacious D. Someone give these guys there own TV show, prizzy pleeeeze? Everyone loves a Disaster Monkey. See also: Flaming Tsunamis.

-Ewan Wadharmi


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