Album Review

Victor Dimisich Band – “My Name Is K ” – [Medication]

Thurston Hunger   9/4/2005   A Library, CD

Okay so Victor Dimisich is not a guy, well at
least not a guy in this band…he might be a
postman or Native Waiter down in New Zealand.
This is archival music sharing a family tree
with The Terminals and Scorched Earth Policy.
Like the latter, this is released on drummer
Peter Stapleton’s own label. Though dour and
often downbeat, these songs are remarkably
infectious…with quavering deep anthemic vox,
marching drums and scratchy guitar chords(like
a rifle loading with a click). There is an air
of insurrection here that recalls the 60’s a
helluva lot more than the 80’s when it was
recorded. The first 5 cuts were originally an
EP on Flying Nun, the rest were recorded live
by a walkman in a pitcher of ale for lo-fi
enthusiasts. Still a raw insurency bleeds thru
..thanks to deft use of the speed-up/slow-down
dynamic rock maneuver.

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