Cardiacs – sideways pop for the jittery and oblique

There was a moment where I thought unremitting evil would overwhelm me, and my first real post on this blog would be an in-depth dissection of the tragically non-award-winning cinematic masterpiece that is ‘Spice World’, the Spice Girls movie.  Then I realized that there wasn’t much point in even attempting a blog if no one was going to read past the second post.  That in mind, I decided to tackle one of my favorite bands, Cardiacs.  I’ll save ‘Spice World’ for my hundredth post.  The anticipation will do you good.

The sound of Cardiacs:  there is a lorry, carrying an old calliope, hurtling down a winding road in the English countryside.  The driver has been mainlining meth for days, and his body has had altogether enough of his nonsense.  His heart fails before the brakes can, and the vehicle hurtles straight into a pub where a punk band is whipping a crowd into a frothing frenzy.  In the aftermath of the collision, aliens draw an cross-section of carnage up into their ship.  With a near-miraculous ability to reshape and repair bodies, matched by a horrific lack of knowledge of the human form, they cobble together a skittering, chaotic wall of circus-flavored punk mutant madness.

If you’d like to hear more, their entire back catalogue is available at the iTunes store.

Be seeing you,

Published in: on March 9, 2010 at 12:47 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I have a feeling I am going to like this blog. Be seeing you! (nice.)

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