special offer! "Swedish trio Kid Commando describe what they do as "new funk", but their dehydrated take on the post-punk idiom recalls the stylish skronk of Scritti Politti and A Certain Ratio rather than the sweat-drenched, slobbering soul of James Brown. Holy Kid Commando isn't for the squeamish; many of its compositions resemble somebody scraping brass knuckles across a chalkboard while a lunatic wails like a frightened child in the corner. They stand as the dirtbag gods of power and fury, especially as they fire up the scum-noize generators for "Black Beauty" and stomp the piss out of "Lovers Amp"'s cranky rhythms and skittering guitars, which are unerringly redolent of the Fall's more disheveled moments. They don't always succeed in spreading their plague, though -- the putrid jazzwank of "History Lesson" clearly illustrates this face. If serpentine blasts of garrulous, pink-bellied noise are your particular brand of vodka, you'll be pleased as punch, but if subtle variations of "Summertime Blues" and "My Funny Valentine" are your cup of tea, march onward to a land where style rules over substance and the meek have already inherited the earth." (label info)
in stock | CA| 2003| ACHE RECORDS | 4.90

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