The Arizona Daily Star Aug 21, 1998
The Weird Lovemakers "Flu Shot" CD
Whatever happened to good ol' three-chord 90 second punk rock songs?
Today's CD stores are stocked with increasingly varied punk product that
goes by appelations such as skate-punk, ska-punk, hard-core,
thrash-punk, metal-punk, ad nauseam.
Thank goodness for Tucson's Weird Lvemakers, who play punk music the way
it was meant to be played: with snotty carelessness, wise-ass art school
minimalism and lyrics that are actually about something. The Weird
Lovemakers are students of classic punk, steeped in the tradition of the
Stooges, Magazine, the Buzzcocks and the Descendents. The band's second
full-length album was released this summer by the celebrated Seattle
label eMpTy Records.
Bassist Hector Jaime and guitarist Greg Petix trade snarling lead vocals
and songwriting duties, Jaime handles best the horase, angry laments,
and Petix is more adept at high pitched shrieking and surrealistic
subjects. The gleeful assault lets up occasionally for such instumental;
gems as the rip-snortin' "Turbo Rat" and the off kilter riffing of "The
Lumbering Sailor." Yahoo!