Kittums In a Coma (Broken Rekids)
by Joshua Brown
This three song release has one original tune, “Lines,” which is a Bay Area punk interpretation of Hüsker Dü’s hardcore period. Next there’s a Smiths cover, “Girlfriend In a Coma,” a competent rendition which adds little but buzzsaw guitars to the original. Side two is a cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” which expands on the theme of dissonance contained within the original. Vocally, this version is obviously inferior, but then again J Church’s singer Lance Hahn has never promoted himself as a “trained” vocalist.