Cosmic Psychos: Cum the Raw Prawn Review

So today I attempted to write something, but I let my financial woes get in the way.

Instead, here’s the first review I wrote for Cool Try.

I thought I’d already shared this, but it currently appears as though I was incorrect in that thought.

So this is pretty rough. It had been a while since I had written a review of anything. Aside from covering the album, I really don’t know what I was trying to do. In hindsight I don’t think the beer head metaphor was a good choice.

I fixed a spelling mistake, but otherwise this is as it was.

On a side note, “Don’t come the raw prawn” is an interesting bit of slang, but I won’t get into that now.

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Cosmic Psychos have released a new album.
For a band that has both been around for a while and are Australian, that is not something to scoff at.
Is it any good though?

From the opening groove of “Better, not Bitter” to the closing lyrics of “Didn’t Wanna Love Me”, the fuzzed-out songs cycle between loose rockers and tight punk whilst drunken-sounding vocals and rants sit atop the music like a good head on a beer.

The musicianship is excellent.
All the instruments sit next to each other nicely and there’s a lot of passion in the playing.

Lyrically, most of the album is a bit like the conversations you have with friends as you drink throughout the night. As far as I’m aware, they’re not overly serious (when you hear lines like “Your sheep are hairy/they should be shorn” it can be hard to tell) but there’s a lot that can be related to whilst still being enjoyable.

I find it difficult to say much about this album as it’s very much no-frills.
It’s all incredibly straightforward and direct, but this is a good thing.
The album is quite fun and it’s hard to imagine anything other than enjoyment if you put this on at a party.

If you’re looking for something with subtle nuances and deep introspection, then you’re going to be disappointed.
If you’re looking for an album that hits like a slab in the face and gives you a good time, then Cum The Raw Prawn is going to be right up your alley.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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