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The Killer Shrews

  • The Killer Shrews [Enemy, 1993] A-

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The Killer Shrews [Enemy, 1993]
This ideologically inconvenient all-male trio sounds more like the Mekons than the 3 Johns and more like great Mekons than I [Heart] Mekons. Departed non-drum machine Steve Goulding rock-'n'-rolls away and Gary Lucas signifies untoward virtuosity with his guitar as Jon Langford hectors, derogates, prophesies, and propagandizes. Sure hope "It's Happening Again" is the best song about the return of fascism I ever hear. Inspirational Verse: "Just one thing you'd better understand/We know your secrets/I wrote them all down on the palm of my hand/They go naaahh nah-nah-nah-nah nah-nah." A-