les flames/little japanese toy (wrath010)
the first in a series of limited split 7" releases from the leeds based wrath records.
i love this kind of thing. collector scum product.
les flames offering 'commitment to excellence' raises the stakes from the offset, making the next umpteen releases very promising if they can match this opening shot. supposedly a french band, but the opening '1,2,3,4' shout indicates otherwise. with a lyrical content declaring a complete avoidance of the band being branded as part of the new rock revolution they revisit the spirit of 77 with a vitriolic 3 minute blast that would sit easily amongst any of the clash's first album. its that good. passion burns strong. along with the bands intent. superb.
flip the record (arrhh its all coming back to me now ..) and little japanese toys track 'finger mouse' is almost over before you even get a chance to decide wether you like it or not. heavily distorted beats and a scratchy guitar/basslines meshed with fairground organ and off splintered sci-fi sound effects make for an interesting blend. this will not appeal to the masses, but i suspect certain sections of careless talk readers are gonna lap this up. me .. i like it, i think. need to hear more. which is a good thing. non ?