I've changed my mind on Stubb a couple of times; I never really thought that this EP or their track on the "Capsule One" 7-inch was all that great, but the one live set I caught of theirs (at the New Milford Teen Center) was prime stuff, and their track on "Destroy All Mediocrity" is probably my favorite song on the whole compilation. Adjusted for hindsight, I would say that on the list of '90s Danbury bands, Stubb would fall under "the good".
I kinda wish now that I had taken some pictures of Stubb the one time I saw them, but I'd only brought one roll of film with me and I wanted to save it for Creature Did. There are a couple of reasons why that show is still stuck in my memory, though-- one being, there was another band that played early on the bill that night called Death Penis, and during one of Creature Did's songs, Kevin started playing a chugga-chugga guitar riff and chanting "death... penis... death... penis...", which is either really dumb or a fairly caustic sing-along, depending upon how grown up you are. Also, I had just gotten my copy of Boris the Sprinkler's "Saucer to Saturn" CD in the mail from Norb that afternoon, and I played the hell out of it on my way to and from the show, which is maybe why I didn't remember to stop and buy film.
I can't decide if any one of the tracks on this EP is any better than the others (although "Jackie-O" is pretty goofy as an almost KBD-style number-- "Jackie-O, you're dead!"), so I'm gonna post all three of them and leave it up to you guys to decide. Supposedly there's a completed Stubb album laying around somewhere (Sean Sheriden recorded that one also), but I've never seen it or heard any of it.
(these files are now listen-only)