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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs: The Garage, London, 28th April

The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

I HAVE seen rock and roll future and it goes YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Or, more cautiously: I have mostly been blown away by the latest product of NYC's back-to-Bowery messthetics, a fabulously minimal trio fronted by the wild and splendid Karen O, a gen-u-wine STAR who's part Patti, part Chrissie and even part demonic Sharleen Spiteri. Karen chugs Becks and assumes superb rock postures as she wails and screeches over guitarboy Nick Zinner's cranked, jerky chords and the blam-blam drums of speccy Steve Albini clone Brian Chase.

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