Album: I Hope You OD

Artist: Bad Mojos

Label: Bad Voodoo Rhythm Records

Release Date: December 21, 2018


Sounding like it was recorded at the bottom of the ocean, this 10-track, 20 minute-or-so collection of could be basement/pub anthems from Swiss punks Bad Mojo has all the feel of a late ‘70s, UK street punk album. Unfortunately, the vocals are so buried underneath layers of distortion and an incessant buzzing that seems wildly unnecessary in an age when even a bedroom recording can come across as clean as anything recorded in a studio circa 1970, that any attempt to make sense of what is being sung is just wasted time.

Musically, once you strip away the constant, buzz there seems to be a fun adherence here to classic punk rock, nods to everyone from Cock Sparrer to GG Allin, a favorite among the band. With the average song clocking in around a minute and a half, there is a real sense of smash and grab, get in and get out immediacy to each track.

There are hints of a solid punk rock album here. Unfortunately, the recording quality is so weak, we never really know for sure.

DOWNLOAD: Your guess is as good as mine.


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