Sunday, July 8, 2012
Weekend Punk Pick: NoMeansNo
As though inventing puck rock as the Hanson Brothers weren't enough to win my everlasting affections, the Wright brothers' day job is the awesomely weird NoMeansNo. The most punk thing about NoMeansNo is how they just never gave a fuck about punk conventions. Instead, these Canadian freakzoids explored whatever weird-ass whimsy that crossed their fancy. The result is a series of jazzy, spaced out, free form bits of musical insanity that dance around the edges of the modern world, pointing, laughing and flinging poop like a champ. And one of my personal NoMeansNo favorites, "Approaching Zero" is the kind of song that had all the splicers jitterbugging in Rapture right before things went to shit.