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Sacred Product – “Wastex” – [Quemada Records]

Thurston Hunger   3/27/2014   7-inch, A Library

Dude, head choogling boogie rock and in a 2X7″ format (which
online promo sapiens refer to as an “unfairly maligned” format).
What?!?! Man someone needs to malign their own business, 2X7 is
this side of KFJC heaven. Sacred Product is Australian Lynton Denovan
and he is a guitarist who finds a killer riff and then rides
it on the rails from station to station. Each song here I
think is like 49 minutes which is pretty good for a 7″ record.
Lynton does it all here, which for the vocals ends up being
a double effort, as he has that spoken, multi-tracked indie
insistent catchy sneer. I assume that’s him on the drums as
well, just about busting a live not hip-hop sampled groove on
“Tram and Train” and even more so on the killer “Ride Back.”
Hmmmm, maybe there is a theme of taking public transportation
on ping-pong rides (with these songs driving, the mileage
is good). Really solid no frills rock here, in fact it is
maybe anti-frills. Bitter lyrics taken from window seat
watching the garbage truck and ornamental churches blur by.
Lynton does it all, including the cover art apparently,
maybe a self portrait with Ron Jeremy tendencies?

-Thurston Hunger

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