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Lester Bangs and the Delinquents

  • Jook Savages on the Brazos [Live Wire, 1981] B+

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Jook Savages on the Brazos [Live Wire, 1981]
This gets over on music--Velvets meet Voidoids in Austin. But anybody who thinks the music isn't Lester should check out the Delinquents' adequate-at-best surf-punk LP--he gets great ideas out of his band, just the way he did on "Let It Blurt" with the already great Robert Quine. The singing is adequate-at-worst (his drawl no longer recalls Eric Bloom), and the lyrics celebrate one man's victory of nihilism with suitably disengaged enthusiasm. B+

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