Heavy Trash throw in a few arty touches, but they're "arty" like Lydia Lunch is arty, not the way wine-sipping gallery-goers are arty. And there are plenty of variations on the theme here. "Under the Waves" is a spooky ballad with mysterio electric piano; "This Day is Mine" is a backwoods update on the Bo Diddley beat. "The Hump" is a chugging party-starter; "Mr. K.I.A." is a bluesy smack down. And "Gatorade" is a rude, reverb-drenched rocka-ditty, while "Justine Alright" sounds like what Johnny Rivers might have produced if he had gone to Beale Street instead of Sunset Strip in the early 1960s.
Verta-Ray and Spencer play a little of everything on the record, with Spencer handling most of the vocals in his best hound dog howl. Close to 20 guest musicians contributed, but you'd never know: It sounds like Spencer and Verta-Ray all the way to the blood bank.