Can Can Heads – Old Fart’s Neck
Sounding like the aural equivalent of insanity, Can Can Heads create a jagged joyful bundle of noise with “Old Fart’s Neck”. This deserves to be played as loud as possible as Can Can Heads demand to be as confrontational with their sound as they are allowed. Rhythms are messed up beyond belief refusing to adhere to anything that might be misconstrued as tempo. In general they treat sound like buckshot shooting it out in staccato blasts and hoping for the best. An undeniable debt to No Wave is paid throughout the entire collection, regarding from the skronk of James Chance to the loose forms of DNA.
A live edition of “Conflict of Uninterest (live)” begins the collection off on an impassioned note. Elasticity defines the bizarre workings of “All Men Play on TenZenMen” where the stop/start rhythm works in its favor. Pure unbridled madness takes place on the impossible to pin down “Feeding of the 5” where everything feels completely free, even the giddy keyboard that weaves itself in and out of the mix. Showing off their ability to occasionally adhere to a tight groove is the combative, punk surf rock of “Robottipunk”. True joy radiates from whatever “Urea Mocca” could be defined as. Red Transistor’s strange, demented classic of “Not Bite (live)” is given the highest possible treatment, as Can Can Heads embrace the unhinged quality of the original.
Can Can Heads create pure delightful chaos on “Old Fart’s Neck”.