Zombina and the Skeletones Mondo
By Marcus Pan
First she was a secret agent turned human
bomb in cahoots with the F.B.I.(1), now Zombina is going full splatterpunk fun
complete with leatherface style dress and gore galore. Why this interesting
group out of Liverpool insist on releasing things in small doses two
quick successive EPs rather than a full length somewhere is unknown, but
the music differences between I Was a Human Bomb for the F.B.I. and
Mondo Zombina! are definitely a possible factor.
The punk stompers fuse other worldly influences into their
gothabilly mix this time around. Zombie Hop takes a silly tone with cheezy
keyboards and a jazzy horn section. It's a very catchy gothabilly tune that
makes you want to bounce about. Plinking toy piano open The New Orleans
Incident, coming in goofy with funky bass and a swing style.
Spring Heeled Jack is a silly story about Zombina's
roots. A bluesy saxophone takes us into the urban legend of Zombina's papa.
Counting On Your Suicide is my favorite from the EP with a ska-like tone
and upbeat style. Strangely enough as upbeat as the tune is, it certainly
covers hatred to a "T" as Zombina waits on someone else to off himself. The
silly full chorus sections just add to the goof.
The final track is an old 40s radio trailer to the upcoming
7" vinyl of Mondo Zombina! And that closes this episode of short and
fun. Another burst of fun noise from Liverpool with Zombina's latest. Mondo
Zombina! Is a fun romp and I like it a lot. I do, however think its
about time for the crew to bang out a full length. Enough with the little
Zombina and the
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(1) Zombinas I Was a Human Bomb for the
F.B.I. was reviewed in Legends