Thank the Lord indeed! In some parallel universe somewhere, these guys are knocking Madonna's latest off the top spot. And that's exactly where they should be, in my humble opinion. Rather bizarrely, I only discovered the existance of the Aquabats through their appearance on the kids TV show "Yo Gabba Gabba", which my daughter religiously watches. They popped up on one of the episodes singing "Pool Party" - and I knew from that moment that I had to track these dudes down. (I've since learned that the Bats lead singer is one of the masterminds behind the show, which listening to some of the fantastically weird lyrics on this album, kind of makes sense).
In a nut shell, if as me you are new to the Bats experience, then they mix some revival punk ska, with electronic sounds, a great sense of the absurd, and some genuinely funny lyrics to make an album that will have you smiling and laughing out loud. Tracks like "I Fell Asleep on my Arm" which is a raging rant about the horrors and frustrations of having a numb arm, in which he muses what he'll do if he needs to pee; to the Radiation Song about a mutated tap dancing boy, done to the music of an English tea dance, are just inspired.
If you've been thinking about buying an Aquabats album, then think no longer. Just do it. Now.