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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 09:54:06 CST
From: JOE BEAULIEU <jbeauli[at]-remove-mstar.com>
Subject: the new single
I picked up Sixteen Years at Reckless Records in Chicago. I picked up
the cd because it had more songs, but they also had a 7" single.
Here's my humble opinion:
1) Sixteen Years - Pat sings the Communist Manifesto. Someone's been
listening to too much Billy Bragg. But that's ok, I'll just pretend that
he's singing the PRAISES of privatization.
2) Truck of Fear - Sounds like something written for Scandal in Bohemia
with Big Planet Scary Planet production. I only listened to it once, so
I may be off the mark here.
3) Surf Gear in Idaho - The REAL reason to buy the single. Pat's voice
has never sounded better than it sounds here. I hope that Illuminate has
lots of this stuff on it. I'll have to listen to it again, but I would
swear that the chorus has something in it about "the hero of the people".
There's also some stuff about the government, too. Is this another
(Maybe Pat should pick up a copy of Killdozer's "The Uncomprimising War
On Art Under the Dictatorship of the Proletariat". It's their Communism
concept album, and its really funny).
4) Waiting for Sumo - what is there to say?
So all in all, it has what you expect from a single - one good song.
After that, everything else is gravy. I still have to make up my mind
about "Truck of Fear".
On the same trip to the record store I also picked up the new
CakeKitchen (New Zealand pop), the new Killdozer ("God Hears the Pleas of
the Innocent"), and the new Archers of Loaf ("Vee Vee").