So, the album was posted complete on youtube and it's as fucking terrible as I feared. I can't believe this got a legitimate release and even positive reviews. I feel like I must be living in some sort of parallel reality because this is in the level of Wheelz of Steel, but without any of the charm of people in wheelchairs. Because of the terrible synthethic sound of the drums and guitars one might be tempted to compare it with the legendary Metal Enterprises sophomore records, but those were done by people that at least had read the instructions leaflet on how to use a drum machine and a synth.
If Mr. Measles got his nick for health reasons, that maybe would explain how his general grasp of the most basic aspects of musical performance have gotten worse and worse with the passage of the years. His poor handling of the rhythmic section (quite surprising for a bass player) was already quite apparent in Living Mask but while that album successfully rode the thin line between ineptitude and unorthodoxy as most enjoyable of the so called "outsider artists" do, this one is just completely off the rails. You can tell that underlying all the absolute dreadful nonsense that got pressed onto disc there's material to make up for songs that could live up to the band's reputation, but without any proper musicians to show him how music is actually done and apparently surrounded by a bunch of yes men (or just people who don't give a shit) the result is something that can't be excused in any shape of form. I couldn't even make it past the second track. Just stay away and do not pay a dime for this, it's a complete ripoff and an abuse of any fans with good faith that would like to support Measles because of his involvement in the legendary 80s output.