Here we are the one and only german band that is even goofier than the American Tourists and still kicks ass as hell. I mean who starts a record with a Police Academy sample (it was that movie, wasn't it?)? And the band photo on the backcover speaks volumes, too. But with all the fun and goofyness they still got something to say like when they criticize the current historical rollback and new patriotism in germany on „dialektik der aufwärmung“ or comment on the fake depri emo trend in hardcore the last years on „you'd never drown in a river of tears cause yor eyeliner isn't waterproof“.
The first track „themesong“ is a really huge hit and so full of creative and funny ideas your jaw falls down. All in all the music is great and very unique. The only thing that is tighter and hits harder than the drums on this record are this band's drums on stage and the organ and the synthies add the something special to every song. The songs are all very short and the sound is just excellent. They bass is beautifully knarzing and the guitars change between tight rythmoriented riffing and attacks of gothenburg style metal harmonies passages. I would call it goofy thrashwhatevercore with more creative ides than an average sitcom screenplay got in her whole life...
Admittedly not all songs on this record are really good but even the rather mediocre ones have a catchy organ hookline or a positively stupid part or imaginative lyrics so they are still worth listening to. In my eyes this record including the artwork is a piece of art as a whole that just works out. So for me this is definitely one of the albums of the year...
Another brilliant idea is that this one comes out as lp plus cd at once which means you get both for the price of just one of it. So you got the great artwork in a huge size and the advantages of vinyl and at the same time you got a cd for your car stereo or for ripping it on your ipod or whatever. This is just fucking value for money! [jan]