Tuesday, April 4, 2017
MUSIC REVIEW OF THE DAY: THE ORWELLS - TERRIBLE HUMAN BEINGS
There's some fun going on certainly. The tribute song called "Black Francis," goes about it in a roundabout way, including a conversation in the second verse: "Have you heard that band? Yeah I think they're shit." It's off-kilter, like Bowie's "Andy Warhol." There's great sha-lala's in "Hippie Soldier," a good contrast to the distorted bits to come. Even some very, very dark lyrics are treated with goofball irony: "So take me to the desert and chop off my heavy, heavy head. Put it in an Easter basket and place it down upon my mama's bed." I guess jaded never gets old.