Playing live, the Membranes attract a small crowd of mostly Anglophile punk rock obsessives and local scene makers looking for a buzz, most of them somewhat familiar with the Membranes' particular brand of assaultive music. After taking the stage to little or no fanfare, the bands plows through maybe a dozen or so songs, each one noisier and faster than the one before. Needless to say, the Membranes ain't for everyone. For those with a more traditional, tuneful approach to rock and pop, the cacophony offered up by this trio from Blackpool, England will feel like a brick to the noggin. It doesn't always work -- a session with these yobs can be strident and monotonous, but in spite of their near total disregard for the pop music and all that goes with it, the Membranes manage to make some muscular, noisy, and thoroughly enjoyable pop music.