The band — with members from Tropics, U.S. Girls and Ice Cream — are clearly in it for fun, serious fun. Their psychedelic Nuggets-y stuff was often blisteringly fast and short, featuring frequently swapping lead and gang vocals, while at other times they were bluesy and open-ended. It's quite a thing to have not one, but three or four strong leads.
What's most amazing about Darlene Shrugg is how much fun they have with erstwhile cheesy endeavours. I'm talking head banging-worthy riffs, crazy high vocals, and a good use of that famous U2 effect (probably a wah pedal). A reclamation of stadium rock, on a small scale, for the people.