First off, this album has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence as of late. What's up with that? It's been re-released on colored vinyl, 2 X 180 gram vinyl, regular vinyl, there's even been a DJ 12" released of bootleg remixes on pink vinyl if you can wrap your mind around that, and now it's being released in the hipster cassette format, which is weird. I literally can count on one hand the number of people that I know who like this album, much less that even know of it's existence, and even less than that who consider themselves Black Randy And The Metrosquad fans - it's me, Bob, and Jane Wiedlin from the Go-Go's, and that's it! LOL The fact that there's a need for this in the cassette format gives me a slight hope for the future of Punk Rock and music in general. It shows me that somebody out there gets it. Somebody else understands just how crucial this album is. The songs on here are the works of musical insanity gone amiss, the sound of drug addled nightmares come to life. They are both booty shaking funky goodness and head banging intensity, equal parts Zappa/Beefheart/Zeppelin as they are Ohio Players/Parliament-Funkadelic and the music heard in the background of porn movies in the 70's. Once heard, never forgotten, for better or for worse, that's for sure. Either you get it or you don't. If you do, great, if you don't, blow me. Seriously.
Yeah, I am both hyped and thrilled to have this pretty exhaustive, pretty well put together compilation of some, again, not all, of the musical genius that is Black Randy And The Metrosquad, all in one handy dandy format that makes it easily accessible, just how I imagine Black Randy would of liked it to be. The musical landscape is leaps and bounds different from when it was back in the late 1970's when Black Randy And The Metrosquad unleashed this drug demon spawned monstrosity onto an unsuspecting public, and despite all that, it's good to know that there is a need for this music, at this time, right now. it warms my blackened heart. It really does. No thank you to Burger Records for keeping the dream / nightmare alive with this crucial release.