Wednesday 5 February 2014

Stretchheads - Five Fingers, Four Thingers, A Thumb, A Facelift and A New Identity

'Five Fingers, Four Thingers, A Thumb, A Facelift and A New Identity'

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: Noise Rock, Noise Punk, Hardcore
For Fans Of: No Trend, McLusky, Brainbombs, Happy Flowers

From 1987 - 1991, Scotland was responsible for keep this band out of whatever institution they rightfully belonged in. Stretchheads were a punch of punks making some really original, incredibly weird noise rock influenced by no-wave, hardcore  and the inability to play any of their respective instruments. This album (it has a long title and I don't want to type it again) are 20 short tracks (i.e under 3 minutes) of weird chords, deranged, screamed vocals and an incredibly off kilter sense of humour. No-one seems to remember these guys nowadays, which is real shame, because they were making some of most alienating, unlistenable noise rock at the time.

1. Fans
2. Long Faced German
3. Headache
4. Asylum Suck
5. Skinrip
6. Yiddish Yoddle
7. Shape & Cleanse
8. Land Of Ming
9. Rex Perplexed
10. Semtex
11. I Should Be So Lucky
12. Confront
13. Sidatorium
14. Spleng
15. Archive Footage Of A Fish
16. Jaw Box
17. Chicken Fish
18. Everythings Going To Break In A Minute
19. Ilness
20. Cancer
21. Shut Up


1 comment:

  1. one of the single most underrated bands in the history of music, in my opinion