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FRANKENSTEIN- Burn Bright, Burn Fast (TKO
Records) This is definitely not music to make love to (or, if you’re
alone, masturbate to), unless maybe you’re screwing- or whacking off
about- a corpse and you’re trying to get your blood flowing.
That’s the first thought that popped into my mind after listening
to Burn Bright, Burn Fast,
Electric Frankenstein’s 13th album in 13 years.
No less impressive is the fact that they’ve also released 13 EPs,
13 split singles and 13 (x2) regular singles over this time period.
The songs on this disc can be relentless and powerful and rippingly
guitar-driven as all get out. The
opener, also the title track, is the cream of this hard rockin’ crop and
it’ll knock your goddamn teeth out.
They’ve also got some cool song titles (“Hey [Kiss Your Life
Goodbye]” being my favorite of the bunch) and these guys put their
distinctive stamp on some worthy covers, including The Cars’ “Candy
O” and the old Nuggets-era
classic, “Talk , Talk,” originally by Music Machine.
By rights I should love the fuck out of this release, but, I hate
to say, overall this disc just don’t hit my musical g-spot (I can have
one of those, right?). Sure, I can picture your average cadaver being okay
with Electric Frankenstein banging them if they wanted to, but I imagine
it would be more of a respect-driven mercy fuck than any serious
post-mortem lust going on. And
while this may not totally be my cuppa, I still think it could very well
be for you, ya dirty necrophiliac. –Ben Hunter