"Diarrhea" (TV Guy Records; 2005)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

PPR's "Diarrhea" is 34 tracks and nearly 74 minutes of out-of-control insanity and over-the-top raunchiness that will have you shaking your head in puzzlement, disgust and disbelief. But sometimes it will also make you bang you head, smile or laugh out loud and nod in grudging respect at a band determined to do it their way.

Thirty four tracks in nearly 74 minutes breaks down to just a little over two minutes per song and that's a good thing because -- despite the band's incredible energy and outrageous humor -- the songs on "Diarrhea" would be overstaying their welcome at even thirty seconds longer. The songs are a bizarre mix of punk, death metal, speed metal and pretty much any other type of extreme music you can imagine, and they're performed with a roaring, sloppy bravado that gives them even more twisted life than they would have otherwise.

The only band I can think of that comes close to PPR is A.C. but PPR has added a weird stoner buzz sound. The songs on "Diarrhea" are just as short, just as crazy, just as under-produced and just as intentionally stupid as that band's material and, thus, are definitely not for everyone.

PPR: Brian Weinberg; Spencer Pope; Alex Picca. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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