Remember Corn On Macabre? The "late, great Rod Serling-worshipping, H.G. Wells-hyping horror-themed avant grind band" that busted out short, sharp jams with title like "Kentucky Friend Genetically-Altered Bird-Type Animal," " I Watched ‘Friday the 13th’ At My Grandmother’s House and She Wasn’t Into It (But She Let Me Watch Anyway)," and, most appropriately, "Shut Up and Play Something Evil"?
Well, if you don't it is easy enough to climb aboard that careening sonic train.
Now the band's frontman Billups Allen has expanded his wry, off-kilter take on our collective existence from lyrical couplets into a wonderful new novel entitled The League -- almost certainly the only tale to combine a deep dive into the amateur sumo wrestling underground and a Hawaii Five-0-esque murder mystery with a bookworm romance and a Black Sabbath motif.