Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias – "Snuff Rock EP" (Stiff Records LAST 2) 1977
Resting actors make rock satire band between walk on parts and adverts.
I do these chaps a dis-service, 'cus this is a near perfect Punk
Pastiche that is enjoyable on several levels. I like it as Punk/pub rock
style music, I can even distance myself from the punk cliché piss take
lyrics and reinvent them as 'real' rants about dehumanisation and
apathy; subjects close to my heart.
This band were a good version of The Tubes who were in themselves a
really shit version of post-mothers Frank Zappa.
"Snuffin' in a babylon" is a great send up of every Punks most hated
trait in their heroes...... the Reggae song in the set list! They all
did it, even ATV! Sickening, especially if they were 'Good' at it, like
The Ruts; great band,but far too smooth on the old musicianship
front.....oh God, "Jah Wars", fightin' fightin'!
You never found any reggae band playing rock numbers(they'd be as shit
at it anyway), so why the need to go on about 'Babylon', when it was
your ancestors who were probably the slave traders?....;"Need No
Caucasian Guilt", pleeeeze! (Noh Mercy, 1979)
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