Tuesday, 19 April 2011

#463 - "McLusky Do Dallas" - McLusky

Released On:  Too Pure Records, 2002

I've just realized that this is the third album in a row I've posted that has been produced by Steve Albini.  And Good Lord.  Does it ever make a difference.  McLusky was a trio of funny, irreverent Welsh punks who were more than a little messed up, upstairs, but they'd spent their debut album, My Pain And Sadness Is More Sad And Painful Than Yours waffling in a sort of mediocre daze.  With Albini on the boards, the band's ass is kicked into gear:  this is a punchy, hook-heavy album that snarls and sneers in equal measure.  It's hard to imagine a more black-hearted punk rock hilarity than "To Hell With Good Intentions" ("My love is bigger than your love / we take more drugs than a touring funk band" is what opens the track) or a more corrosive mash of popular culture than "Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues".  

Where You'd Know It From:  "Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues" was a pleasant surprise in Observe And Report, Seth Rogen's The Cable Guy.  

Track Listing:
1.  Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues (1:51)
2.  No New Wave No Fun (2:19)
3.  Collagen Rock (2:52)
4.  What We've Learned (1:54)
5.  Day Of The Deadringers (3:01)
6.  Dethink To Survive (1:58)
7.  Fuck This Band (3:38)
8.  To Hell With Good Intentions (2:25)
9.  Clique Application Form (1:53)
10.  The World Loves Us And Is Our Bitch (2:23)
11.  Alan Is A Cowboy Killer (4:09)
12.  Gareth Brown Says (1:50)
13.  Chases (1:47)
14.  Whoyouknow / Reviewing The Reviewers (3:53)

("Lightsabre Cocksucker Blues")

("Dethink To Survive")

("To Hell With Good Intentions")

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