CD Review

Zombina and the Skeletones - “I Was a Human Bomb for the F.B.I.”

By Marcus Pan

I Was a Human Bomb for the F.B.I.Keep it simple stupid! Garage sensibility. Easy to understand lyrics. Straight and no nonsense music. And a really cute goth chick in a skirt. That's all it takes sometimes, and in Liverpool returning to the proverbial roots is almost predictably expected. Five twenty somethings have banded together in a dark musty garage in Liverpool and started a blasphemous journey into the rock'n'roll and horror world – Zombina and the Skeletones. They started it off with Taste the Blood of Zombina & the Skeletones in 2003 – simple idea, simple title, simple music.

Sometimes simplicity sells. Who needs polish when the rest of the world looks like shit anyway? What's the diff? None, apparently, as Zombina and crew shred through such punk rock slams as I Was a Human Bomb for the F.B.I., the expected I Love Rock 'n' Roll and Punk Rock Vampires: Destroy! on their precursor 3 track demo to an upcoming EP. They are of course also working on a horror movie (zombies, what do you expect?), throwing explosives about and looking cute (at least for Zombina, anyway).

Simple, fun, fluffy and catty. Zombina and the Skeletones can be just as interesting as Johnny Rotten returning to the stage. Splatterpunk at its most raw. Give it a shot and do the pogo for a solid dose of silliness when the seriousness of your life weights you down.

Contact Information:
Zombina and the Skeletones
Post: 33 Woodlands Rd., Aighurth, Liverpool, L17 OAJ, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (07790) -592-945
E-Mail: skeletone5@hotmail.com
Web: www.zombina.com