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    Smegma “Glamour Girl 1941 + Pigface Chant” [Japan Overseas]

    Richard Meltzer in your mind, not in your toilet? I suspect
    how much one likes/hates this will depend upon how serious
    one thinks Meltzer and the Smegmen take themselves. This is
    a regurging of the original full-length and ep for Meltzer
    and his Pasadena-to-Portland posse, with some other chunks
    coughed up just for this release. One of those ends the CD
    with “uh, don’t come in here,” while there is a masturbatory
    feel to much here, there’s a lot of flair as well. My guess
    it’s all an allergic reaction to Meltzer’s listening to too
    many records (he reviewed for Crawdaddy, the Village Voice
    and such) and making too much money for Blue Oyster Cult
    lyrics. The CD starts with some fairly open free jazz, but
    there are tortured tantrums leaking in as well. Frustrated
    poet. Well, just plain frustrated. An early use of loops is
    evident. There’s a helluva lot of rare beauty in these rough
    recordings (#8 and #5 say) By the time the EP breaks wind,
    it’s vocal collision/collage where chants meets chance.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 13, 2005 at 3:11 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD,Format
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