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You've Got Foetus On Your Breath

October

1982

Sounds

album review

 
 
YOU'VE GOT FOETUS ON YOUR BREATH

Ache

THE COVER is a tacky visual dose of red and black linear geometrics constructed across a grey-toned pic that shows a Red Army barber cheerfully shaving an ear off a (Red?) infant. The music begins with an equally sadistic glee an optimistic tune entitled 'Dying With My Boots On'.

This is another instalment in the new soul less vision. Foetus (we'll talk of him/them/it as a man) wages a ghoul's crusade, galloping across the corrupt territories of popular music (and related industries) with a two-fingered thrust of disregard for both elsewhere hallowed traditions and his own personal safety. 'Ache' is approximate musical equivalent of a human torch. Going up in a self-destructive blaze of glory.

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