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Nurse! My medication, please
on 22 December 2000
Somewhat ironic, isn't it, that The Second Line was used on an advert for a particular brand of jeans when the album kind of advertises another...?
The best thing about Internal Wrangler is its length, or rather lack of length. Full marks to Clinic for keeping it concise, and (nearly) full marks for an excellent array of mind-altering songs. The Velvet Underground are obviously a major influence (Distortions steals the opening lines of Candy Says, while 2/4 crams White Light / White Heat into a couple of minutes-worth of madness), but elsewhere you can hear snatches of Stereolab, Monks, Phil Spector, rockabilly, punk, country...in fact, name a musical genre and there's a fair chance it's in here. Internal Wrangler also contains 2000's best song title, the fantastic Hippy Death Suite.
A genuinely unique band, and hopefully one to treasure for a long time to come.