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Straitjacket Fits: Melt

David Cavanagh, Select, December 1991

IF STRAITJACKET FITS were English they'd be stars by now. They're a better noise guitar band than anyone In the current Anglo-scheme, barring Ride: they're fronted by Shayne Carter, a guy so effortlessly scathing and so classically handsome it's a tragedy his native New Zealand has only one rock mag: and they have an acute understanding of just how loud quiet can be if your guitars are plugged into the right kind of electricity.

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