Bill Oliver & the Otter Space Band
Rockin' the Republicans
Reviewed by Tim Stegall, Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
The jewel case promises "songs of mass destruction" and "political musical mayhem since 1984," but these stark political times are only made grimmer by Rockin' the Republicans. Neither of the two parties are capable of offering a candidate worth a good goddamn, no third party will ever have a chance in hell of winning a presidential election, and the lever we all need to pull is the one that will best ensure that Donald Trump and his racist combover never occupy any office. What else is new, right? Sure, revolutionaries arming themselves with guitars and pointedly assaulting the issues remains necessary now, but who needs 116th-rate Weird Al Yankovic offering weak parodies on Roy Orbison ("Drump Trump," aka "Running Scared") and the Beatles ("Bridge to Nowhere Ma'am"). Phenomenally juvenile, and not funny.