Album Review

[COLL] Godspunk Volume Twenty-Three

karma   4/20/2022   A Library

Godspunk is a creation of Pumf records in Blackpool, England. Most of the artists on this 52-track album are from the UK, but there are a few from America and France. This is a delightful album that immerses you in its universe. It starts with a few outlandish tracks. The title track talks about how the Teletubbies never existed. A few songs later, Breathilizor spins a tale about “bean burrito toilet sludge miasma.” The album then features a few songs by UNIT that seem to feature right-wing talking points. Is it punk to watch Fox News? Poe’s Law got to me and I didn’t realize that they were satirizing conservatives by singing about their views in beautiful four-part harmony. 

There is a lot of instrumental music on this album. Much is with traditional instruments, but a lot of songs feature ambient noise such as birds, dogs, and doors. Most of the songs, especially the instrumentals by UNIT, are excellent. However, some of the songs seem to feature mainly distorted speaker feedback. “Memoir of a Horny Abortionist” is so unsettling that Ruth Bader Ginsburg would become pro-life. 

The second CD turns more introspective. The tracks explore issues such as anger, loneliness, and the meaning of life. However, these deep tracks are interspersed by weird instrumentals with titles like “Toxic Cock Syndrome” or a spoken word song about getting spanked by Tom Hanks. There is something on this album for everyone! 

you heard it 17 times on kfjc! most recently:
Andy Martin says

Thank you for the intelligent and complimentary comments on our work but it intrigues (and amuses) me to discover you perceive our works as a satire on American conservatism. I'm a subscriber to Ben Shapiro, Matt Walsh, Candace Owens, Michael Knowles, Amala Ekpunobi, PragerU, The Daily Wire, Turning Point USA and Young America's Foundation. Thus I promise you there is not an ounce of satire involved...but if listeners prefer to interpret the pieces in that manner, so be it! Colin and Keilan (my fellow band members) probably think I'm a bit bonkers but then they are more libertarian than I am. In fact, I suspect most people are more libertarian than I am! Andy Martin.


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