The Mess


The Mess It’s All Wyrd! EP

An anomalous debut, in that it mixes ’70s garage punk rhythms, quasi-psychedelic ’60s-style leads, and ROTTEN-esque vocals. At first, the effect is unsettling, but their originality and punch become more impressive with each listening.

The Mess Caught in the Middle cassette

“MESS” indeed! It’s supposed to have twelve songs on it, but my copy of this tape only had four and one half, with incredibly long gaps between songs. What there was of it sounded good, although the lyrics seem pretty confusing.