Had to love ’em: first, their name is one of these hybrid words like ‘Liger’ (featured on that Napoleon Dynamite film and in Spain’s dodgiest circuses), ‘rat’ (half rat half bat) or ‘brat’ (half bat half rat). Then the track is called ‘Super Loser’ with ‘Super’, that gives us a hint of the Neu! leanings of the band, and ‘loser’ which is a team I consider myself a member of.
In what refers to the track itself, it sounds a bit like Neu! (I told yer) feeling really angry and experimenting with the speed of their songs so as to fill a whole record’s lenght with one side worth of original material circa 1973, recorded with Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light White Heat’ production values. The result is synthrock Add (n) to Suicide style-e. Plus there’s a couple of moments when the BPM decrease which bring to mind Vitamin C’s initial drum onslaught.
Woa Woa dude, you’ll say… Neu!, Suicide, Can, Velvets…but I’ll tell you the best…it’s got a robotic Mac voice (spent hours with those when I was a kiddo, speech synthetising is the best)!!!!!! And the voice mentions Neu (or Noise?) and the sampled geezer at the beginning says Satan! We had to love Japanther. This song is in the amazing ‘Dump the Body in the Rikki Lake’ album out in Tapes Records, go, buy, support, promote we need more people like ’em!
(BTW they’re also from New York)
Anyway, well’be surely playing them tonight as part of the 20JazzFunkGreat ‘thing’, in Brighton, from 8 to 11, at the Penthouse, above the Freebutt, no door tax (we accept donations though), cheap drinks (we accept drinks too), we’ll dress glamorously for you.
We have Dave ‘leRave’ McNamee guest djing too, he’s a true star, prom king, musical conoisseur and amazing imaginary breakdancer. If you don’t know him yet there’s another reason for walking, flying or swimming a bit and showing up, yeah, come and bring a friend, or maybe a cat on a leash (now that’d be cool)!