Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Hostile Omish 

As the World Churns (Jib Machine)

Like the pseudo-Amish ECW wrestler Roadkill, Hostile Omish have a questionable gimmick, but the Cleveland alt-rock quartet will wear you down, even if they have to rise before dawn and work at it all day.

As the World Churns unloads a barrage of borderline-funny gags that run the gamut from simplistic to juvenile. "Subway (the Parody)" tells the story of ordering a sub. Along the way, it makes a detour through Cake's "The Distance" and on to the chorus: "He's making a sandwich/He's going for cheese." It's a groaner, but it's the best sammitch-shop jam you'll hear this year.

As for the anti-weed number "Prick" -- it contains some winning social commentary: "You think you're pretty hot/We all know you're not . . . You're nothing but a prick." If the disc doesn't make you snort at least once, you are some kind of prick.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of CD Review

More by D.X. Ferris

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony @ Severance Music Center

    • Fri., Dec. 3
  • DL Hughley @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., Dec. 3
  • Michael Stanley: A Celebration with the Resonators & Jonah Koslen @ MGM Northfield Park

    • Fri., Dec. 3

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation