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Hot Curly Weenie

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Most of the songs on Hot Curly Weenie are from various past releases from Recess Records, as this is a sampler of some of their best material. Others are live recordings or are not available anywhere else. The Criminals contribute "Parlez-Vous Fuk You?," while the new and improved Dwarves offer "It's Your Party" and "Throw That Girl Away." Though former Dwarves guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named was always adorable naked with his wrestling mask on, the Dwarves' new guitarist absolutely shreds. Meanwhile, the Crumbs, whose singer's husky and undiscernible regional accent makes his one of the best voices in punk rock, are the poppiest-sounding band on the record, knocking out the ultra-catchy "Monica" and "You Make Me Rock'n'Roll." Canadian peace punks Propagandhi chip in "The Overtly-Political-but-Oh-So-Intensely-Personal Song," while Les Turds, who sound a lot like Blatz with the guy-and-girl vocals, offer up the very fine "Beer Is My Co-Pilot" and "I'm Fucked." F.Y.P. offer three of their tunes, including "Ian Stuart as a Crash Dummy," a song about the former Screwdriver singer and famous Nazi skinhead who died in a car accident. The track listings and ID numbers are all crazy, but there's not one bad tune here.

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