Sometimes I pick stuff off Jack's review shelves based solely on the band's
name or the album title. It's not a high-percentage move, but this time it
paid off. MZ. PAKMAN plays '76 flavored, lo-fi punk-11 songs in 20-and-a-half
minutes- with, often, the sort of humor the title suggests. "Rock and
Roll Rat", "Skankville", "Psycho Kitty", and "Maneaters
(get off the road)" are representative song titles, and "Barnyard
Animals" starts with an "Old McDonald" quote. "XxXy"
is an amusingly straightforward love song, "Mz. Pakman" is an amusingly
straightforward theme song, "Gimme Something Good" is an amusingly
straightforward Ramones sound-a-like. They call their music "playful
chaos" and that's about right.