National Music Reviews
Bad Acid Trip
Lynch The Weirdo
Even your worst acid trip isn’t as bad as Bad Acid Trip’s Lynch The Weirdo. This band is a signing of Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) on his Columbia imprint label. My first impression of their music reminded me of a cross between Green Jelly and Thought Industry, the former because of their ridiculous sound, the latter because of their quirkiness. As the CD played on, half of the comparison thinned. The Green Jelly comparison stuck because, well, Green Jelly sucked, too. Thought Industry is just too good to be compared to this band. Bad Acid Trip is weird, ridiculous and quirky, but unfortunately for them, they just don’t have the musical or lyrical writing ability to get away with it.
This review originally appeared in Written in Blood, October 2004, Issue 190.