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Gun Club: Idiot Savants In a Cruel and Unusual World

Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Weekly, 10 August 1984

You know... IDIOT SAVANTS. Those people who can’t complete a simple sentence or add two and two but effortlessly create anatomically PERFECT works of art. The Gun Club doesn’t rehearse. They don’t spend their precious hours working out a METICULOUS and EXACTING sound that is both pleasing to the ear and rhythmically meaningful. Not these mufus. The Gun Club just beats the shit out their instruments in tight, traumatic, painfully swift thrusts with no regard for organized thought. ORGANISED THOUGHT is a big crock, musically speaking. ORGANISED THOUGHT makes Pat Benatar records. Billy Joel probably does lots of ORGANIZED THINKING. Bent structure and wild playing make the Gun Club’s deadly, rumbling surround sound.

Total word count of piece: 1210

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