LAUGHED when I first heard it. A deep woosh
of a laugh from deep down. Alien Sex
Fiend were suddenly no novelty giggle as
they steamed through the dank mists of
the John Peel show using Rolf Harris'
most immortal line as an opener.
This screech from
within was a merciful release of sorts
'Ignore The Machine' an instant
slash through the pseudo-sensibilities
and everyday ache of gripe-pop. Their
record is nonsense and perfect. Both
mocking and passionate. An apparently
brainless ooze of noise. I think it's
'It's great that you laughed at it.
Everybody makes their own interpretation.
It's a good feeling record, it makes me
Nik Fiend, mouth artiste with the gait of
Herman Munster, the eyes of Marty Feldman
and the voice of Alf Garnett. He
virtually sizzles through the interview.
Marginally less flamey is Chris, manager
of synth affairs and listed as Mrs Fiend
on the record. (Mrs Fiend! Imagine a
pointed eared housewife in curlers
rubbing Brasso on goblin-shaped cutlery.)
warming up towards the end is John (aka
Ha! Ha! with drum machine) and remaining
fairly cold throughout is Dave (Yaxi
"It's quite emotional as well,
sounds good whatever state you're in.
You've really got to get into it and then
you'll see exactly what I mean."
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