Uncle Taint and the Fingers – Go Clean Your Womb
By Craig LeSieg
I think I will start off with Alex Bergeron in his own words.
“In may of 2016 my first child Scooter was born so I grabbed my banjo and started writing him a song. My girlfriend Beth told me it was cute that I was making old man music, so I hung my banjo up, grabbed my bass, and made him an 11 track punk album. I got a few of my friends from local bands, Justin Pinder, Mark Penner, Jake Spooner, and Adam Bush to learn the songs and help me record it. All the songs are from the point of view of my son, my partner Beth, and even the dog, during the trying times of the first two months of being a new parent. We are currently playing local shows with it as a side project of our usual stuff and having lots of fun with the new and upcoming genre of ‘baby punk.’”
Go Clean Your Womb is, without even the smallest shred of doubt, one of the most articulate, original, and fantastically executed albums I’ve ever come across. If this does not make Uncle Taint and the Fingers a household name then we have failed the world and our so-called scene needs a watermelon-sized bomb stuffed up its ass and lit the fuck up! Funny as hell from start to finish, it’s an upbeat non-stop ride through the mind of an infant, mother, and, yes, the dog. Musically, it’s a great old school soundtrack, a quick striking drum and bass-lead run, with fast firing guitars taking second base. The overall sound reminds me of NOFX if Fat Mike cranked his bass to 11. After the first track, “Punkest Baby” and 30 seconds into “Born With a Boner” you’re having a great time and hooked for the whole ride. Alex has such an incredible way of capturing the voice of his voiceless subjects you’d think he could read minds. I have listened to this front to back several times and it’s just as great as the first. I consider myself fortunate for having this thrown onto my desk. I would recommend it to everyone from any walk of life; it’s a universally fun album. Uncle Taint is the kind of band that would have fit in well with the original cast of Saturday Night Live. Just reading about this album can never do it justice–you must hear it for yourself.
I can honestly say I have never, in my 43 years, heard anything like it before. Comprised of a bunch of friends from other bands around Chilliwack, British Columbia it’s lyrically imaginative and musically tight. I strongly suggest giving this a chance and seeing for yourself what a fun trip it is, and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did. Try it, and get your special places tickled.
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