MM's Chapter Three is full of really original jazzy hybrids and this is a highlight. Deserves better than the damning it's getting. This is a driving track with propulsive drumming and some great horns. Nice one. B is probably the most ordinary track we've had in the final. Bog standard punk of the most prosaic and unmemorable kind. Good job for this lot they weren't around in London in 77. They wouldn't have even been also rans.
Good match. I like some Flipper - they're like an aural scrubbing brush, in the best sense possible. But like G i don't understand why A seems to be getting so much withering snarl; it's got some great playing and energy, and an appealing mix of rock and jazzy sounds. gets my vote.
That's the lamest psychedelic vocal I've heard for some time, whispering nothing in a high tone does bugger all for me, and I'm not sure that the kinda soul horns really fit in. The squealing sax is good, and the bassist is fighting the good fight, but it feels like a waste of a pick. Doesn't even feel like a song, just a random collision of some session musicians.
Christ, B, what's this shit? Talk about taking a fall, you literally had nothing to do, and you've picked something this rank? Is there some underlying point I'm missing? Not only is it fairly bad generic US punk, it's irritating on top of it.