" Fish Dick Zwei – The Dick Is Rising Again"

 By Dark Starr

Acid Drinkers is apparently a popular band in their native Poland, although this is the first I’ve heard of them. Research actually reveals they've been active since the 1980's! This is also, apparently, their second album of covers/reinterpretations. They choose from a wide range of material and most often deliver ultra-heavy and raw jams that are quite cool. Interestingly enough, the two most obvious choices, Slayer and Metallica, both get very strange twists. Slayer's "Seasons In the Abyss" gets converted into a virtual bluegrass number while the Metallica ballad "Nothing Else Matters" gets an injection of polka and jazz!

That's not all. Donna Summer's disco hit "Hot Stuff" is transformed into brutal death metal, Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" gets a punk rock twist and Acid Drinkers' metalized version of The B-52's "Love Shack" steals the show with a terrifically entertaining take. Some of the other artists getting the Acid Drinkers' treatment include Johnny Cash, Kiss, Thin Lizzy and French popster Joe Dassin. The fresh but heavy way these guys handle the diverse material shows that this band is both talented and creative. It also shows that they have a healthy sense of humor.