EUGH: The Most Brilliant Man Alive: 7” 33

Jan 05, 2022

Eugh is pretty out there. I’m not kidding, he’s from Melbourne. That’s out there. Be that as it may, I’m gonna go out on a limb and dub this one the pick to click for all you way gone synth cats making the scene. All seven of these rapid one-man techno-zaps (one clocks in at under a minute, one at over two minutes, and the other five are all a-minute-something) are virtually guaranteed to have you jerking around spasmodically in your most ridiculous sunglasses. At least that’s how it worked on me, although I suppose that’s not really a notable deviation from my usual routine. This reminds me of a cross between the Spits and a synthpunk version of Klark Kent, that mysteriously flippant 1980 new waver who turned out to be the drummer for the Police incognito (and also the brother of the guy who owned IRS Records, which might go quite a ways towards explaining how he got the record deal). If this record would’ve come out forty years ago it would have been bootlegged twenty-five years ago and you’d be pissed you missed out on even the bootleg. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. BEST SONG: “Nice Guy II.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Don’t Trust Harry.” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Never before can I recall a record that ended the first side with a song title that ended in Roman numeral “II,” then started the other side with two songs that both began with the numeral “2.” You? –Rev. Nørb (Marthouse, marthouserecords.bandcamp.com/music)

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