Ahab Rex – Blood On Blonde – Review

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Blood On Blonde (Lens)
by Scott Hefflon

A guy croaks and whispers, a girl coos, and a list of guests line up including Chris Connelly (Ministry, RevCo), Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke), Steven Seibold (Berlin, Hate Dept., Information Society). The tunes take a long time to build up any momentum. At first, yer wondering who this guy is and how he got anyone with any judgement to help him, but a few songs slip in, sneering like My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult (electro-wiggle drug haze zombie hand jive, baby), and when ya keep in mind that Einsturzende Neubauten could bang a pipe against a wall and it’d be cool, and Foetus and Cop Shoot Cop were often creatively indifferent to traditional song format, the fact that this guy wants to speak/whisper through a KMFDM-lite song and have saxes squawk here and there, hey, it’s better than former Blink-182 members forming any more bands.