Venturing past punk and into gob-rock, latter-day Blue Cheer, and passages of Stranglered psych-metal, Cinema Cinema, just a pair of cousins Ev Gold and Paul Claro, have issued the Shoot the Freak CD-EP and managed to re-quote the past while stripping old power trio concepts by a factor of 33% while maintaining the raw integrity of the venerable old configuration—studio simul-synching beefing things back up again, not unhappily (while the tour band is just the duo). All the frantic energy of punk is showcased along with elder MC5 in-your-faceness and pre-grunge freakouts (again, that Blue Cheer influence!) and modern collaged collisions. Look, I wouldn't have been a bit surprised to see something like this back in the 70s among the more experimental bands that still remain ahead of their time, unafraid to find subterranean links between various genres and then twist everything to their own devices. Had a few more punk bands been like this back in the day (the 80s), I would've been a hell of a lot more receptive.
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