BY JOHN B. MOORE
It’s been three long years since the world was last offered a great punk rock/klezmer record and realizing we’ve suffered long enough, Jack Terricoloth and his gang in the World/Inferno Friendship Society have finally passed along their latest full length.
This Packed Funeral is more of the same from this collective that’s been blending punk rock, jazz and klezmer for more than a decade now. At this point, if you’ve heard the band you either dig ‘em or you don’t. And if it’s the latter, even better; less crowds at the merch table.
Songs like the frantic “Don’t Kiss Me I’m Running Out of Lipstick” and “Taken Down a Peg, I Help Out the Squatters on the Subway” show off the band’s hallmark of male/female vocal tradeoffs, but it’s the infectious sing-along, with the Dixieland horn section “Don’t Get Me Started, Don’t Get Me Wrong” that really proves just how originally creative this band can get.
Three years was almost too long to wait. Let’s get back on a regular schedule, ok?
DOWNLOAD: “Don’t Kiss me I’m Running Out of Lipstick,” “Don’t get Me Started, Don’t Get Me Wrong” and “Dr. Dracula Who Makes You Get High”