Five Songs, 4/18/2022
Five Songs

Five Songs, 4/18/2022

Pussy Galore, "Handshake"

Somehow, Pussy Galore manages to sound greasy. Some of that is the trashy production - the clattering drums, the bullhorn vocals, the squalling guitars. But even beyond that, there's a feel to things that kind of make you feel like you need a bath after listening to it. It's great!

Killdozer, "Space: 1999"

There's nothing more reliable in this world than Killdozer grimly pounding away. It's always going to sound like power equipment being used improperly, and leave you feeling like perhaps you shouldn't have listened to it.

Ministry, "Roadhouse Blues"

I'm not sure why I picked this thing up. I was over Ministry as of Filth Pig (really, Psalm 69), more than a decade before this release. I'm sure I read a review of it somewhere that liked it, and I'm a sucker. Anyway, it's...well, it's Ministry. The solo is more elaborate than on their earlier records. Totally unnecessary, though.

The New Pornographers, "The Surprise Knock"

You know, "The New Pornographers" kind of sounds like the sort of thing that Al Jourgensen would name a Ministry side project. The sort of thing that put out three EPs in the early 90s and consisted primarily of meandering vocal samples and looped drums.

The Four Tops, "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"

Part of me feels bad to have a song like this in the same batch as something like Ministry or Killdozer. Feels disrespectful. But what am I going to do, rethink the entire premise of this dumb project?

Joshua Buergel
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