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THE GAYS – Fire to Feed (Pinprick)

Posted: September 4th, 2005, by Chris S

Excellently named band. The blurb says they have one song and “a whole heap of PISSED OFF”. The one song part is true. This seven inch has a remix of the A side as the B side. The original version sounds like Marc Bolan singing a Blues Explosion tune. But something off the last couple of records. It’s OK but if you’re going to come out of the gates blasting for 2 minutes it’s got to be memorable and there’s not much of a tune and neither is it really “well mental” enough to make you either shit or spume your pants (which is the mark of a good record, obviously).
The B side is a slowed down version of the vocals pasted onto some squelchy dub bass and a lengthy coda that sounds a bit like Snap. It makes more of a tune of it and the slowed down vocals improve them no end making them sound like the awesome exclamations of the God-like Lord Buckley, or Channel 4s WG Grace impersonator.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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