Album Review

Scarcity Of Tanks – “Vulgar Defender” – [Total Life Society]

Roland Blunt   9/12/2012   A Library, CD

Revolving door collaboration championed by Cleveland, Ohio native poet/vocalist Matthew Wascovich…merging post-Punk, No Wave, and improvisational attitudes…this SOT incarnation features Nick Lesley (Necking) on guitar, John “Slow Hand” Morton (electric eels) on guitar & theremin, Jim Sauter (Borbetomagus) on saxophone, Kid Millions (Oneida) on drums, and Weasal Walter (The Flying Lutenbachers) on bass.

An onslaught of urgent, intense, raucous tracks…each, certainly, not lacking in its abundance of searing, disconnected, angular, feedback-soaked guitar riffs… catawampus wordplay…hints of sax, keyboard and theremin…congealed by a solid rhythm section that propels the cacophony into recognition. Laid back grooves that become laid-out jams, walls of noise constantly being broken down… romantic notions of aural conflict… vocals blended so as to draw the listener shrewdly into the mix…

…”My fist is rubbing your face”.

Recommended Tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

***Warning: Track 5 has a naughty word***

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