Written by GE 138.
I don't even remember how I got this release from The BCG's. I think it was sent to me by someone I know, but I don't remember who. Nevertheless, I remembered why I liked it, because the first song on this EP called Angel Lust from The BCG's, a song called Sid & Nancy Boi, kicks off with a melodic, very familiar sounding drum riff, and that's because the tone and riff is exactly like the drum tone and riff on Joy Division's She's Lost Control. Matter of fact, the whole EP sounds like a Joy Division inspired piece of Art, and that's not a bad thing when it's done with utter idiot savant like devotion like L.A.'s The BCG's do it with. I like it. :-)
Branding themselves as some sort of dirgish death disco type of band, the BCG's have enough pop sensibilities mixed in with their suicidal thoughts and murders outlook on the futility of Life to make things interesting. Very interesting. Joel on vocals shines throughout these 5 songs as he yells and sneers and speaks disdainfully down on everything and anything, and sounds like a terrifying demented madman while he does it. Very effective stuff and the icing on the cake. The music is likeable, hypnotic, pretty, intriguing, slow, never getting above a slight head nod speed, but it's interesting, fresh, and most of all, catchy. Check out the standout tracks Permanent Uncle and Mutilated Cutters to see what I'm blabbering on about. There's some memorable stuff to be found on here, you just gotta avoid the bombs to find the real bombs, if that makes any sense. The keyboards and guitar work on here are melodic, mischievous, and daring. Very atmospheric. All the vocal histrionics and guitar keyboard magic is piled upon a really tight and catchy bass and drum pair that just put it out there musically for everyone else to either dance to or do drugs to. These songs work in either situation. Yeah, The BCG's have something interesting going on here, and considering this is their 2rd release this year, I'm looking forward to seeing where they take this musically. It'll either make them rich or get them killed from trying. I think the band might be OK with either/or and maybe both. Check these guys out. I think you'll dig them. :-)
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