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  • Yipes! [Millennium, 1979] B-

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Yipes! [Millennium, 1979]
This Wisconsin band is nowhere near as yucky as name and packaging suggest--how can you hate someone who complains that Californians "got no ceilings on their cars"? Subjects of other cartoons--some simple-minded, some not--include class rivalry, being white, and the cold war. The problem is leader Pat McCurdy, who has one of those "good rock voices" that enable the artiste to shout in tune but don't permit much nuance. You can almost see him curling his lip and raising his eyebrows whenever a joke comes up. Oh well. B-