Gay Beast – “Second Wave” – [Skin Graft Records]
Aggressively noisy rock with synth/keyboards, guitar, drums, and vocals. A few sax lines too. The songs are sort of deranged and always charging forward, and there are tons of entertainingly manic ideas. If there’s a catchy riff, don’t expect it to last long so you can whistle along with it; this is ambitious, ever-changing music played with pure crash-and-burn energy. Most of the words are unintelligible to me, so I can’t really tell what they’re about; possibly queer/feminist issues, which the band has been known for. I don’t care, though, because what I like about this CD is the way it never stops raging; listening to it feels a little bit like getting gang-mugged. It sounds just the way a good Gay Beast should.
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