Lunachicks Babysitters On Acid

When I saw that Go-Kart Records were reissuing the first Lunachicks album, my first reaction was "Who the hell cares?" I have the original vinyl on Blast First and haven't listened to it in about eight years. After I threw this CD on, I soon realised what a funny and rocking disc this was and still is. With a heavy fixation on '70s culture and television, songs like "Jan Brady," "Cookie Core" and "Mabel Rock" make Babysitters On Acid a dopey and young record that basically defies serious criticism. Hearing it again reminds one that the Lunachicks' mix of punk, hard rock and shock rock lead the way for outrageous, visually-oriented NYC bands like the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and the Toilet Boys. Babysitters... also stands up a lot better now than any of the Lunachicks' successful contemporaries' records of that time, such as White Zombie's Soul Crusher. You have to love any record that has a song intro of "I've fallen, and I can't get up!," back when it was actually funny. There aren't any extra tracks or "behind the music" liner notes or anything, but this is still a good time capsule for old geezers like myself who were there when this came out and more importantly, it's a good opportunity for the kids to check out this almost classic record for the first time. (Go-Kart)