September 2013 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: Get Stakerized! – Self-Titled EP

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Get Stakerized!
Self-Titled EP
Midnight Records
Street: 04.28
Get Stakerized! = Dinosaur-era Dinosaur Jr. x Locust Abortion Technician-era Butthole Surfers

After finishing the first listen of Get Stakerized!, I became paranoid. I was unsure whether Get Stakerized! was serious, or if the album is just an experiment to see what sort of hifalutin stretch they could elicit from a reviewer like myself. I got over my fear, and this is what I came up with: This record is 19 minutes of distorted guitar noodlings accompanied by monotonous, high-register vocals, with occasional and unnecessary percussive hiccups. The Get Stakerized! EP isn’t without its charms though. It’s a bit screwball, with tracks like “Designated Shitter”—in which a part of the verse is a recitation of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The song “Dying by Degrees” has a cool guitar scramble and crescendo at the end. Overall, this record isn’t bad. It just seems a bit thrown-together. –Jordan Deveraux

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