Yesterday Rules, in 2004 and finally followed that up with last year’s King Dork Approximately, released simultaneously with Frank’s young-adult novel of the same age. They’re not the same infantile San Fran pop-punkers anymore — nowadays, MTX is working to a concept, though the songs are as catchy and charmingly playful as ever.
The Mr. T Experience (MTX) frontman Dr. Frank freely admits that, for a long time, he saw his band as a means to sneak onto the “adult table” that is the world of rock & roll, all the while going through the zany punk motions without actually knowing what he was doing. A couple of decades and many lineup changes later, the good doctor finally realized that his band wasn’t a rehearsal for some greater calling and, in his own words, got his act together. The band unleashed its 10th studio album,