For this Japanese underground rock unit, the approach to ensemble playing seems designed to mimic the noise of kids playing records backwards or 33-rpm records at a 45-rpm speed. The schizophrenic sound is stylistically similar to Atari Teenage Riot, the Boredoms, and Ruins, as they frantically assault music as we know it over the course of an album with no apparent purpose other than to excite pure adrenaline and the punk in all of us. Charlie features guests Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, William Winant, Gregg Turkington, and others making all-star cameos.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Martin Walters