Mr. Rick Sims
Ry Settee | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | 11/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Rick Sims and the didjits tear apart rock n' roll's expectations on Full Nelson Reilly. Blues, Rock n' Roll and punk make a lethal combination, as the didjits prove here. The successor to "Hornet Pinata", they opt for a somewhat slower, sludgier sound, due maybe in part to engineer Steve Albini, to equal success. The full on intensity of "Who Wants to Get High?" and "Eat the Roach" owe as much to The Stooges and MC5, as they do to their current contemporaries. A cover of Devo's "Mr. Dna" only proves how truly bizarre and chaotic the didjits truly are, in their inimitable, twisted sense of genius."