Schmack! There's no danger of this New Zealand rap-rock quintet taking itself too seriously. On their giddy debut -- a schizo blend of vintage AC/DC riffs,… 2004-05-18 Steriogram
Music Review

Schmack! (2004)

Details Release Date: May 18, 2004; Lead Performance: Steriogram

There's no danger of this New Zealand rap-rock quintet taking itself too seriously. On their giddy debut -- a schizo blend of vintage AC/DC riffs, bratty early-Beasties humor, and Weezerish harmonies -- the cheeky Kiwis praise the mullet (''White Trash'') and fight for the right to be husky (''Fat & Proud''). While nothing else is as garage-rock cool as the hyperactive single ''Walkie Talkie Man,'' the album is still a refreshing schmack upside the head of an often overwrought genre.

Originally posted May 21, 2004 Published in issue #766 May 21, 2004 Order article reprints
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