At least with Guttermouth, they’ve always put their intentions front and center with that band name. Nobody can listen to a band called Guttermouth and then express shock when they hear vulgar and insensitive lyrics. The Huntington Beach band formed in 1988 and they have nine albums to their name, though at the time of writing the most recent remains 2009’s Shave the Planet (the Got it Made EP came out in 2016). So they’re about due another full-lengther, although the world has changed dramatically since they were last on the circuit. Does the world still want songs with titles like “Cram it Up Your Ass?” Does the world perhaps need a band with such blatant disregard for political correctness? You decide.
Guttermouth plays with Love Canal, Rhino 39 and 21 Gun Salute at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 17 at Alex’s Bar.