Whatever I Want / Whenever I Want
In The Red
Rating: 6.5 fortified wine coolers out of 10
Mark Sultan kinda went nuts recording last year, and as a result released a pair of albums and then a CD compilation of these two albums ("Whatever/Whenever") that selects, well, someones favorite tracks from the two records. His attempt to become the garage rock version of Robert Pollard is yielding similar results though, with tight tracks mixed in with some filler (or at least songs that seem like they need a little more work to be finished). My favorite songs of his are when he lets his doo-wop voice shine, and not a lot of these tracks to be found on either album. Plenty of foot stompers though, a little weird experimentation, and a lot of prototypical garage rock. He had help from members of the Spits, the Black Lips and the Gories, so the pedigree is certainly there. His BBQ album "Tie Your Noose" remains not only his persona high water mark but one of the best records of the genre, and because of that I'll always give anything the man records a listen. Sometimes you can get too much of a good thing though.