Offcuts (The Indelicates, David Koresh Superstar)
My review of the new Indelicates album is now up at WTT. I couldn’t find a non-clunky way of including the fact that Jim-Bob of moderate Carter USM fame is on it, singing the part of Timothy McVeigh. So, uh, he is, and he does it well.
One thing which didn’t really merit a mention in the review is that the opening lines to ‘Ballad of the ATF’ fit perfectly with the opening lines of ‘Bad Romance’, which gives me a disconcerting mash-up of both in my head every time I hear either.
I also excised a paragraph of dubious necessity which ended: ‘You’d have to be an idiot to take offence at anything on this record. But as the aspiring Congressman said, there’s an awful lot of idiots out there and don’t they deserve some representation?’
And I took out the description of a particular vocal as ‘a crystalline vessel belying the bitter draughts it can contain’, because reading that back was making me want to put my own head down the toilet and flush the chain.
This album, though, go get it.
Wow, I noticed the exact same thing about “Ballad of the ATF” but thought it was just me. Good to know I’m not going mad, then. Good review, by the way. A million times more erudite than mine!
Ah, I’m glad it’s not just me!
(I’m not sure whether I’d rather hear the Indelicates covering ‘Bad Romance’ or Gaga covering ‘Ballad of the ATF’…)
Oh, why did you write about that “Ballad of the ATF” thing. Now I won’t be able to get it out of my head for ever and ever.