This is my review, and what I say goes, so….. The greatest “trash” album (notwithstanding the fact that Alice Cooper had one called that) is Vain’s “No Respect”.
Dboy might just have nailed the post-modern version, mind you.
The mysterious Dboy’s first came on to our radar a couple of years ago with the brilliant “New Records In Human Power” (recorded with Steve Albini) album. Now they are back with this four tracker, which seems to have snuck out on Valentines Day, baby (and Christ knows what they did that day, but it probably involved batteries) with the minimum of fuss.
No matter, we’ve got an in. We were ordained as a Dboy Scout and are devoted to the 13 point programme (I know this cos I got an email from Kirill Kutchokokov President of the Official DBoy Scout Order addressed to Max and his Mum and sending his “luv”.
Oddly, for a band that does things in this way, the songs are pretty standard punk rock. “Chinese Restaurants” has listened to “Supershitty To The Max” a lot, and spends exactly 60 seconds explaining a manifesto, that includes the thought, “you don’t understand the tongue in the tongue in cheek”, the rest just sound filthy, even if you can’t really work out why.
The title track is built on a bass groove, and make no mistake when they spit “we can understand the power of a Telecaster”, they really probably can. “Southern Drawl” could be about anything at all. Who knows? What I can tell you is it was probably made by people wearing Leopard Skin boxer shorts (did I mention Dboy don gimp masks? Well ….).
“Suburban Bones” is a cross between Motorhead and Zeke, there’s a bit about “dying in your sleep on every Sunday morning” and “spraying yourself with dirty water”. I think its best not to ask, so distressing are the images.
This one is positively prog, mind you, compared to “…..Power”. That was 12 tracks in 18 minutes. This one is four in just over 10. Maybe they are “maturing”. Nah, man, Dboy don’t age. They just exist to rock like the demented offspring of Lemmy. And that means Dboy rule.
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