An EP with more songs (6) than minutes (5)? Short attention spanners rejoice! The Dumpies return with their latest EP, which they of course again named after a sports icon. After tackling Bill Laimbeer, Jim Thorpe, Zola Budd, Mark Spitz, and Billie Jean King, this time it’s Roberto Clemente – the first Latin-American player to be inducted in the Baseball Hall Of Fame.
I am kinda surprised the band didn’t pick a Hockey player for this one since these songs have more in common with the short agressive and speedy shifts of a bunch of fourth liners than the leisurely pace of a baseball game. The short punk bursts of The Dumpies sound good to me though and fun as (w)(h)ell. The longest track on Roberto Clemente is a blistering cover of Shang-a-lang’s Commotion. Extra credits for cutting twenty seconds of the already fast original.
Roberto Clemente is out now on 7″vinyl at Hovercraft Records.