Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekend Punk Pick: Donuts n Glory

I tend to break out Donuts n Glory's 1996 album When Pregnosaurs Ruled the Earth during those first few glorious days of spring. Songs like "Before Baywatch" (which the lyric sheet informs is "not nonsense, this is rock n roll") have a screwball sense of fun about them that pairs well with warmer weather, bike rides through the neighborhood and a 7-Eleven Slurpee on a hot afternoon. But for all their lighthearted goofery, Donuts n Glory probably summed up my feelings about genre exercises in all media on the song "Sirens": "Be original by rehashing the old and injecting your own blood into the formula." I can get behind that.

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