Back in 2009 a group of Orange County punks began a dream to keep punk fun, thus The Yeastie Boys career and legend began. Now with a new 5 song EP “Bozo Bomb” out the band is ending 2012 on some high notes. Despite rumors started by ex-members, the closing of one of the bands favorite venues (Linda’s Doll Hut) and countless venues not allowing them to play the band continued and thrived. Growing a dedicated fan base and playing some of the best shows of the year. Bozo Bomb could not have came at a better time for the band and their fans. With at least 20 members rotating in this circus the band was able to capture some of their magic on the disc. They ended up utilizing 11 members talents on the disc including Dirt Williams, Pat Clown, Vinny Malachi, Jay O’Clownovan, Joey Clownfino, Shane McClownin, Cotton Candy Andy, Jeremy Brownclown, Clowney Royer, Clownhooley and Jenny Sweetcheeks.
The disc opens with the title track “Bozo Bomb” and the circus begins. The track sets the stage for the disc and is the single the band is pushing. The video for the song was recently filmed at The Doll Hut with guest appearances from Casey Royer of D.I., Rikk Agnew of The Adolecents, Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave, George Anthony of Battalion of Saints, AJ of Das Clown/Wrong Beach and kids as the clown apocalypse takes over. The album version is done perfectly as every member plays their parts as the party starts. You would almost thing it’s The Weirdos playing. “Clown Pornography” follows and keeps the comedic punk that makes this band moving. The vocals definitely make you of Dead Kennedys at times. “Circus Producer” starts off with the Orange County staple of debauchery (Disney) as the ringmaster from Dumbo starts the song. The vocals are very D.I. influenced and the song is one of the best on the EP. “Circus Life” is one of the fastest clown songs you will ever hear. The song will make you get up and pit even while driving in rush hour traffic. You can hear all the bands influences in this song which makes it so much fun to try and identify all the different bands you hear. The final track is “Holiday in Clownbodia”. The clowns take on one of the most popular songs of all time in the punk genre. The Yeastie Boys do not disappoint on the track as this version could go down as almost as classic as the Dead Kennedy version.
The only drawback on the EP is that it’s not a full length album which cost the lads a star rating. With all the songs the band has in their repertoire they easily could have filled up 2 discs. Hopefully for the next release The Yeastie Boys will grace us with the long awaited full length. But for just over 15 minutes of punk there really isn’t much better.