Sinisters

Jumbo Means Jumbo

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With a total of 14 songs in less than a half-hour, one should definitely assume the group lives by a theory of "haste makes waste." Regardless of the duration, though, there is enough within to get excited about, particularly for fans of old minute-to-90-seconds punk. Saturated with simple three-chord riffs and a terrific rhythm section, it's only on "Rocket" where the group expands into more pop-oriented music. Lyrically, the songs don't seem to stray far from the ethos of sex, drugs, and occasional homicides. "Sheree" is another high point, with a decent display of musicianship allowed. The band goes in a different direction with "Smokin' Billy," an erratic instrumental start before the usual punk theatrics.

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