Tim Simenon crashes headlong into William Burrough's Naked Lunch world with Bug Powder Dust, the outstanding single from the album. The rest of the album follows suit. With the accompanying single Darkheart being one of the 100 most evil things of the 20th Century. Will Self covers himself in glory narrating the seminal 5mm Barrels. "bloody flyovers" indeed. Each track leaves its own mark on you and you will feel by the end of the album that you need to wash, take more excercise and possibly move to the country. (Quick antidote is to put on a St. Etienne CD instead).
Whilst all the other are good eery painful tracks, and Empire & one-to-one religion (Peppers & Rogers?) stand out, you will keep coming back to the fact that Bug Powder Dust is one of the best songs ever penned, despite is silly boxpop references, despite its unashamed naked lunch spoilers, it just ROCKS. So now that you can't buy the BPD singles box set, you'd better get Clear.