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Clinic: What's Behind Those Surgical Masks?

Yancey Strickler, Neumu, 9 October 2001

CLINIC SINGER Ade Blackburn's voice hiccups, squeals and coos, like a child just learning how to talk. Lyrics consist of unintelligible gibberish like "Tikki tikki tomononow." During a rare moment of clarity, Blackburn sings, "I picture you in coffins/My baby in her coffin," and considering the sweetness of the melody, you have to wonder if he understands the words he sings.

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