Does The Segall know any limit?
A rerelease of the 2008 LP, The Traditional Fools allows any Segall-maniac to wind the clocks back to Mr. Segall’s earlier days as a scuzzy surf punk. In a way, this is one of his most consistent releases, The Fools never lay off the fuzz, as they thrash and crash to the end of the disc. Some songs are heavier on the surf, “Layback!!”, some heavier on the punk “Kill Someone You Hate,” but the album always feels consistent, never throwing any left curves at you. I’m not gonna promise you anything mindmelting within, but I will assure you 20- some minutes of pure fun. Whereas Segall’s more recent releases feel and sound like they were expertly produced, this sounds like something coming straight out of the garage, recorded by a couple of dudes looking for nothing more than to play some drunken party jams. And in the end, what’s wrong with that?