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We literally received nothing new in the mail this week, nothing at all besides some holiday music that we’re saving for a bigger feature, and a CD from a national opera group called Forte. Slim pickings.
However, Rick Mills of the 3-D Invisibles/Volcanos/Seatbelts, etc sent us B-Movie Brain (Neurotic Bop), a compilation from ’93 featuring those 3-D Invisibles and a bunch of spin-off bands. Yes, the album is 20 years old but, in the absence of new stuff, this record is well worth a revisit. The fun is in listening to the 3-D’s, and monsterbilly tracks like “Skeletons in Your Closet,” and hearing the different directions Mills and his buddies waned to veer off in with outfits like the Zombie Surfers, a horror-themed surf rock band with brass. “Surfin’ Zombie” is particularly awesome, as it contains the line, “It ain’t much fun being dead, there’s not that much to do.”