Beaver Patrol - Pop Will Eat Itself.
The Stones are still rolling after 50 years, Johnny Rotten is still rocking and ranting, and Patti Smith has just made one of the most propulsively sensual albums of her career at the grand old age of 65.
This is a good thing, because why should Rock ‘n Roll be the province of spotty young men with drug-addled cerebellums, over-active hormones, and a set of purloined musical instruments with which to make a racket? Here’s why.
This rude and raucous hit-the-town anthem, by a late-80s collective of thrashers, bashers, shouters, strummers, drummers, and drumming-machine samplers, blares with a primal, predatory energy that is nicely balanced by its air of English nerdiness and wishful thinking.
The most famous ex-member of the band is Clint Mansell, who now composes big, lush electronic scores for Hollywood movies such as Black Swan and Moon. This is him and his pals back in the days they were hooligans hoping to make history. Instead, they made a noise. Enjoy.
Contributed by @gussilber.