BIG SEXY NOISE: Collision Course & Trust the Witch: 2 x CD

May 30, 2014

The second studio album by Lydia Lunch’s latest band here, collected with a live recording of ‘em whooping it up in Italy. This current band features a couple o’ members of Gallon Drunk, so what you end up with is Lunch laying her Eartha-Kitt-in-a-shitty-mood shtick on thick while the band trudges through some sludgy rock that melds the swampy repetitiveness of bands like Scientists and Birthday Party with early grunge. When it works—the studio version of “Collision Course” features music and vocals melding into a caustic slow-boil, and the lion’s share of the live album is blessed by spirited performances from all involved—the results are spot on and leaves ye wishing it happened just a bit more often than it does. 

 –jimmy (Cherry Red)