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 cant complete a simple sentence or add two and two but effortlessly create anatomically PERFECT works of art. The Gun Club doesnt rehearse. They dont 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 Clubs deadly, rumbling surround sound.
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