Sunday, June 10, 2007

NAPOLEON BLOWNAPARTE “Sometimes It Hurts” (Green Tape)

Genuine Midwest anti-fi confusion fuckery. Deranged drum messes, maddening SK-1 casio babble…in a couple places the tape even “skips” (where the CDR master it was dubbing from skipped in the CD player). Hold on, I need to check out Thesaurus.com for synonyms for “mess.” Ok, cool…yeah, this is a seriously untidy hodgepodge. A hectic rat’s nest monstrosity. Green Tape is the most deathless label in the world, though. Bic pen-scrawled inserts, cover art ripped out of a phone book, answering machine-fidelity recordings, and a bit of lime-colored adhesive – these are the tools of their empire. Genuflect and get blown apart.