DER SUBMARINE RACERS- 'Space Burrito' 7"
DER SUBMARINE RACERS- 'Space Burrito' 7". "So it is with much hesitance that the doors to the budget rock phenomenon are forced open just enough to allow Der Submarine Racers access to the 5 karat gold-plated kingdom previously held up by the likes of the Rip Offs, Mummies, Spoiled Brats and Supercharger. This debut 7" by Der Submarine Racers (the hilarious polar opposite of Chicago's Submarine Races) on the party-crashing Spin The Bottle label came waltzing through our stained-glass office doors with the cocksure confidence of Elka Zolot holding hands with Shane White, and within seconds of the title track's speaker-crunching racket soaking into our soft-boiled brains, we deducted that it's back-to-basics lo-fi scree drizzled over a glowing hot plate of noisy repetition that will suck you in faster than a South City streetwalker with a nervous tic. What exactly is a Space Burrito? It really doesn't matter unless it causes convulsions similar to Der Submarine Racers' sh**t-fi template of aural vomit, and after you hear it only once, just like "The Macarena" and "Pac -Man Fever" before it, the song will be stuck with you forever. As they wash away your sins with lavish layers of luxurious scuzz, Der Submarine Racers fill your head with visions of food-stained underwear tied around your head while trying to drive a car with a broken windshield in the rain, or more explicitly, the exuberant collision of fun and disaster. The b-side's "Skatebored" continues the tradition yet doesn't stick to your ribs the way "Space Burrito" does, but after that, what else could really matter?". VICTIM OF TIME