Victim’s Family – “Have a Nice Day” – [Alternative Tentacles]
“We’re going to kick you in the head and beat you till you have a nice day.” It’s going to be all I can muster to avoid busting out with this catchy phrase when I’m done ringing up customers. This is a great refresher to any set, but I prefer Side B with its change-up of music from punk to funk and back again, as well as its sentiment of “Let’s Cancel the Future.” I mean, who doesn’t want to cancel the future sometimes? The band, formed in 1984 in Santa Rosa, has undergone various incarnations, but its essential flame is still sending out a spark. Enjoy it while it lasts.