Referencing 1988 in their name, which they have apparently retroactively changed to Ultrabunny, this harks back to the noise rock of the late 1980’s, despite being recorded in 2004. Â At times they remind me of Butthole Surfers, no doubt due to the wacky vocals and somewhat wayward approach to the rock form while still laying down a motorik punk groove. Â The record comes elaborately packaged in Bruce Licher letterpress jacket, which is made gaudy by affixing a glitter encrusted vinyl sticker smack dab on the front cover. Â Honestly, I think this elements suits the band better. Â Their free and loose, not to mention rough, approach seems like it would have been better matched by a really cheap sleeve that didn’t contradict the approach found on the two tone (half clear / half red) grooves inside. Â There is definitely a goofy aspect about the band which makes it seem that they are anti-high class. Â But maybe the mixture makes sense to what appears to be a band ready to take in a number of influences and directions. Â In any case, there are only 333 numbered copies, of which 88 were included in a deluxe boxed edition with an extra 8.8″ record. Â Given that even the “regular” edition pulls together so many inserts and packaging elements, a bit of thought was given to the whole release.
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