Apr 16, 2009

NICE FACE "Mnenomic Device" 7inch

First impressions. Is it sometimes smart just to go with them? First time through "Mnemonic Device" seemed something like the Human League with a whole lot of distortion piled on top of it and a bunch of dust on the needle. Hmmm. Is it. Second time around it doesn't sound as much like that but even something more bothersome....like, I dunno, Michael Sembello so some other 80's top 40 rock song that forsake anything rock-n-roll for synthetics that aerobics instructors would pump (if they hung out at goth clubs after work that is) but with whole lot of distortion piled on top of it and a bunch of dust on the needle. Started to worry what impressions a third time through would give off so time to flip it over and give "Situation is Facing Utter Annihilation" a listen. Things don't sound much like either Human League or Michael Sembello with whole lot of distortion piled on top of it and a bunch of dust on the needle. If the fat & fuzzy bass line didn't barrel a Dead Boys vibes headfirst into a Lost Sounds like dark place here the strangling the strings guitar solos surely do.
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