Album Review

Androids of Mu – “Blood Robots” – [Water Wing Records]

surferrosa   5/21/2013   12-inch, A Library


Four android-ladies from the planet MU who crash land on earth, West London to be exact, in the year 1975. They immediately took up their earthly duties of rockin’ out and put out this record in 1980, the only one they ever released. Originally on Fuck Off Records, this album is now re-issued by Water Wing records.. sounds very much like London to me, Lo-Fi easy skankin’ sort of punk with the scent of ska, definitely in the same vein as The Slits. Vocals are delivered or hollered with a charming accent and no shame. Lyrics to make you grin, pertaining to the boredom of earth life, earth politics and other earthly issues. Tinny fuzz guitar riffs along to the groove, keeping things angular. Don’t forget the cheap synthesizer, bringing squiggly space sounds to the mix..naturally fitting since these ladies are androids from another planet after all.. this adds a nice flavor and a type of noisiness that you don’t always get with late 70s punk. These droid-ettes certainly know how to keep it weird and classy too. -Surfer Rosa

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