Born standing up and talkin' back, daddy was a green-eyed mountain jack, and in 2007 he was the absent father at the birth of the primordial hairy beast that is Grinderman, a Bad Seeds with even more attitude and even less manners.
Songs about longing, songs about lust, songs about evil, songs about rape, songs about envy, they're all here, slavered over by bottom of the pond slime filled swamp blues nasty psychedelic guitar abuse from Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, who both stomp all over this mutha, and Kitchenette, a lewd tale of envy and lust, has probably the best piece of Nick Cave prose since Grinderman's debut album's No Pussy Blues...
"What's this husband of yours ever given to you
Oprah Winfrey on a plasma screen
And a brood of jug-eared buck-toothed imbeciles
The ugliest fuckin' kids I've ever seen"
Can't imagine Coldplay coming up with that can you!? And, Palaces Of Montezuma is actually an almost nice song...well it seems like it in comparison to what has gone before anyway.
This album will hunt you down and invite you to shake your mojo, but only if you let go of your inhibitions baby! Like the wolf on the cover implies, it ain't for stroking, and may well bite your arm off without warning. Grinderman make dirty uncouth nasty rock'n'roll, and there are food particles in their beards. They will frighten your granny and drool over your daughters. Oh...just go buy it, it's bonza!
4 out of 5
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