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Three Minute Tease, Bite the Hand (Idiot Records)




Three Minute Tease, Bite the Hand (Idiot Records)
CD Reviews: October 9, 2014

10/09/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



 Digging into music’s X-Files we find California-based songwriter Anton Barbeau, who has put out tons of obscure albums. All that work has resulted in a slot in Spin’s “50 Greatest Bands You’ve Never Heard Of” or whatever they call it, a subjective list that’d lead you to expect a little “great” along with the “bands you’ve never heard of,” but let’s face it, you know, come on. Aboard this inarguably leaky pop-rawk vessel are Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, who worked with Soft Boys and Robyn Hitchcock, and, for extra ‘80s-cred, the whole mess was engineered by Jesus & Mary Chain sound-boarder Pat Collier. I dunno, to me this is like the Monkees doing an imitation of Spinal Tap doing an imitation of Electric Six. This all has to be somewhat tongue-in-cheek, I’m sure, the lyrical themes a pasty mishmash of druggy stuff, casual tea-drinking and sloppily hidden technological Luddism. If I’m reading the press thingie correctly, I was supposed to catch the Spinal Tap reference via the album title, but it was even easier than that, to be honest. B+Eric W. Saeger






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