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Retro-Visor – Buzzcocks: Another music in a different kitchen (United Artits, 1978)

Another Music in a Different KitchenHace dos semanas se produjo el triste final como grupo de Ramones, con la muerte de su último componente original vivo. Hoy nos apetece ponernos de nuevo speedicos y ponernos a bricar pogo con la música frenética de Buzzcocks. Los de Manchester fueron otra de las puntas del iceberg que el Punk sembró a lo largo del universo musical, en este caso en el Reino Unido. 
Another music in a different kitchen fue su primer trabajo. Quince cañonazos absolutamente energizantes en el que destacan sus dos sencillos: Orgasm addict y What do I get?

“General judgment holds the Buzzcocks‘ peerless singles, the definition of punk-pop at its finest, as the best expression of their work. However, while the singles showcased one particular side of the band, albums like the group’s long-playing debut Another Music showcased the foursome’s other influences, sometimes brilliantly. The big secret is Shelley‘s worship of Krautrock’s obsessive focus on repetition and rhythm, which transforms what would be “simply” basic punk songs into at-times monstrous epics. The ghost of Can particular hovers even on some of the shorter songs — unsurprising, given Shelley‘s worship of that band’s guitarist Michael Karoli. “Moving Away From the Pulsebeat” is the best instance of this, with a rumbling Maher rhythm supporting some trancelike guitar lines. As for the sheer rush of pop craziness, Another Music is simply crammed with stellar examples. Lead-off track “Fast Cars” starts with the opening of Spiral Scratch‘s “Boredom”‘s intentionally hilarious two-note solo intact, before ripping into a slightly bemusing critique of the objects in question. Most of the similar tracks on the album may be more distinct for their speed, butShelley in particular always seems to sneak in at least one astonishing line per song, sometimes on his own and sometimes thanks to Devoto via older cowritten tunes redone for the record. One favorite standout: “All this slurping and sucking — it’s putting me off my food!” on “You Tear Me Up.” Top all this off with any number of perfect moments — the guitar work during the breaks on “Love Battery,” the energizing yet nervous coda of “Fiction Romance,” the soaring angst throughout “I Don’t Mind” — andAnother Music flat out succeeds” (All Music)

26 julio, 2014 Posted by | Buzzcocks | Deja un comentario


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