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By A Customer
This review is from: Evil Heat (Audio CD)
Try wiring your stereo up to a microwave oven and then play a combination of Can, The Stooges, Suicide, The Doors, Kraftwerk and Sigue Sigue Sputnik (!?!) and you'll really get some 'Evil Heat'. This is one of the most disturbing albums I've ever heard -from the jarring stylistic leaps to the actual lyrics themselves ('genetically engineered ultra violence'!) but it all somehow works. As always with The Scream there are some duffers ('Detroit' sounds like the Cd player is busted)but they're cancelled out by the corkers - City, Autobahn 66, Rise, SkullX.
Kev Shields does his customary jet engine production job on the rockin' numbers while Weatherall brings the mellow drugs with him. I imagine a lot of people will be put-off by the electro-throb pulse of the whole album but this isn't Dead or Alive, this is the sound of absolutely right now filtered through paranoid sci-fi fantasies and soft porn fever dreams.
Screamadelica seems a long time ago now and really is no longer relevant. Time to trade it in for this instead.