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    Alvarius B. – “Fuck You and The Horse You Rode In On” – [Abduction]

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    Rookie card underground music superstar week, part 1.
    Purchased this from Uncle Jim a while back when he
    using my toupee as an ashtray. He claims to be in
    tight with Alvarius, and who am I to slip a lie
    detector on him while he’s passed out from an
    auto-dystopic affliction. It’s 1981-83 so a lot
    of us were actually alive back then, and remembered
    changing TV channels with Brion Gysin glee, check out
    “Art Can Count to 5” for a dramatic reinterpretation.
    “Back to the Future” might be the cassette recorder
    recording another recorder fast rewinding with the
    head in. “Want Anything from the Store?” demonstrates
    the genius of applying titles after recording, and
    incorporating accidents. “Kid Death” is a modern
    retelling of David and Goliath, maybe. Side B
    features a lot of acoustic, but I wouldn’t call
    it unplugged. Plenty of electricity coursing
    through AB’s neurons. “Passenger Seat People”
    fires up the ire, and do I hear a minute Don
    Rickles influence. Some great ragged guitar,
    scrabbling and frenzy flecked. There’s blisters
    on the strings afterwards. Two blues drops,
    “Legba” and “Turquoise” the latter with some
    doppler yodel wowowowow’s and capital HARMonica.
    “Evil Hearted Dub” has a sweet side to my ears.
    The weirdness, the talent, the field recordings off the
    freeway, it’s all here. Abductions ablutions have sure
    helped with my KFJC cateschizim, have a sip of the
    unholy water here. Or hell, bathe in it.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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