Friday, March 30, 2007
A lot of people seemed to dig the previous NOMEANSNO post, so here's another excellent album from the Wright Brothers. "MAMA" compiles a collection of early NMN songs that were recorded in 1982 and were some of the first songs that the band had performed in their live shows up to that point in time. There seems to be a stronger jazz influence in these recordings and the compositions tend to carry a certain flowing context. There is very little distorted guitar and pummeling drums here; but it's certainly not a mellow affair by any means. The lyrics on this record are particularly interesting and some very creepy, dark moments pop up, especially on songs like "My Roommate Is Turning Into A Monster" & "Red Devil."
The final four tracks are lifted from the band's untitled 7" (aka "Betrayal, Fear, Anger, Hatred"); and are home recordings that were made around 1981. These songs are wild scuzzy rock songs come across like some deranged psychobilly band. Essential.
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