THE REBEL : “BUMS ON A ROCK” 7”EP….
This solo turn by the main (founder/vocalist/songwriter “The Rebel”) dude from the Scotland-originated COUNTRY TEASERS
gives off the faint whiff of appeal, but ultimately tumbles into the play-it-once-and-sell-it pile. The title track is playful and loping C60-ish rock, with a few weird samples tacked on throughout, and almost succeeds thanks to the lyric “…went to San Francisco and had my first burrito…”
. You and me both, chief. There’s no burrito like an SF burrito. Next time you’re around these parts, check out Papalote
on 24th & Valencia – it’s now displaced El Toro
and even Tacqueria Cancun
as my top cylindrical fix in town. Right, so the rest of the 7”EP is electronica sputtering, backward laptop loops, mutant country & western destroyed by too much Casio plinking and an ending “Brite Yn’s Cnut” – 4 big minutes of uninspiring loops and beats. Since it’s your
money, and I’m hear to help you decide whether or not to part with it, I’ll say save the $4 for a Papalote Super Pollo on your 2004 San Francisco holiday.