Gravy Train!!!! Hello Doctor (Kill Rock Stars) Rating: NNN
I have a special place in my heart for Peaches and Princess Superstar. Sure, they're overrated, but their inexplicable success has created a surreal musical universe in which ladies who rhyme raunchily about their uncontrollable libidos and wack sexual exploits can be celebrated. That's a good thing, particularly for SF Casio-rap nutjobs Gravy Train!!!! The femme quartet - three girls and a girlie-boy: Drunx, Funx, Chunx and Hunx - had me in hysterics on the streetcar, hoping my fellow passengers couldn't hear the raspy strains of "Let me see those titties bounce!" lurching over squelchy synth riffs and a grinding beat. It's messy, lo-fi and sometimes puerile, but Hello Doctor is a total street-corner dance party. A better guilty pleasure than watching the Anna Nicole Smith show.