WINNING - THIS IS AN AD FOR CIGARETTES (CD)


special offer! "Winning's debut release, is an anomaly. Depending on your perspective, it's either a deliberate, meditated attack on rock and punk culture, or an homage and extension of it. The chaotic and seemingly careless execution would suggest the former, while the deep, brooding melodies would imply the latter. The free-improv element is initially the most apparent facet of Winning. The two guitars angle and dart sporadically; Andy Dixon's (Secret Mommy) higher timbered and detailed execution rest on top of Jack Duckworth's (Radio Berlin, Primes) gothic fuzz drone with a great sense of purpose. Paul Patko's percussion wildly peppered throughout punctuates wistfully. Obviously (yet abstractly) referencing business ethics, consumerism, and office politics, the lyrics, delivered in a dramatic swoon, suggest the idea that Winning is a reaction to the commercialization of punk culture; and a retort to the corporate agenda within the music scene. It is also a protest to the staleness and predictability of culture in action." (label info)
in stock | CA| 2006| ACHE RECORDS | 4.90


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