The generic modern youth in question had just heard the bad acid and angeldust damaged snuff movie nightmare of “You Painted Your Teeth”.Where Jandek frenziedly harangues an unknown second person not to paint their teeth?????: “Don’t paint your teeth! You painted your teeth! DON’T PAINT YOUR TEETH!” he screams!!
Well worth the entrance money alone, for it is up there with Suicide's "Frankie Teardrop" for its hair on back of neck erecting abilities.
The drumming on this fine record, is almost 'funky' by Jandek standards,which gives these demented songs a near commercial appeal. A kind of Avant Punk power is achieved in its disturbed anger. It may sound like a confused mess to those assimilated slaves of the new world order;but its an accurate suburban folk portrayal of modern human civilisation.......a confused mess.
Jandek lives next door to someone far away, someplace where ‘music’ is an expression of emotion and not a packaged entertainment; made for self, rather than for an audience.
While firmly entrenched in the ‘classic’ Jandek sound of open-chord guitar pluckery and vocals that teeter on the brink of losing what little grip of sanity was there, this album stands out for a surprisingly consistent rhythmic attack on the first six tracks. Jandek hammers at his abused drumkit with locomotive rigor and intensity rarely heard in any of the previous recordings; of course, he inevitably loses control of the rhythm and sends it tumbling down the stairs. The rest of the tracks are far more loose in the rhythmic structure. Again, the woman who may be known as Nancy sings on a couple of tracks: one of which finds her sounding more like Jandek with a strained, atonal vibrato.
Quite simply, one of the finest Jandek LP's.
But,remember..... "DON’T PAINT YOUR TEETH!"
|A2||On The Planes||2:43|
|A3||Go To Bed||2:44|
|A4||Ace Of Diamonds||4:45|
|A6||No Slow Ones||3:16|
|B2||Star Up In The Sky||3:29|
|B3||You Painted Your Teeth||2:55|
|B4||Mother's Day Card||2:02|
|B6||House Up On The Hill||2:14|
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