Do not, under any circumstances, deign to include this on any mix tape for your mum.
mp3 : The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Celebrate Your Mother
It’s a rollicking, crashing beast of a tune – reminiscent of The Cramps at their very best or worst depending on your pre-conceived point of view, sung by someone who sounds like the lab offspring of mixing up the sperm of Nick Cave and Joey Ramone. The parental advisory sticker is there for a reason as one of the screamed lines is about wanting to fornicate with your mother and then a few seconds later there’s a suggestion that he’d do similar with your dad.
This most American sounding of bands in fact hailed from Brighton on the south coast of England, mostly active around the turn of the century although they didn’t officially break up until 2013. Five of their singles did make the Top 40 in 2003/04 but not this particular effort which stalled at #66 in September 2002.
Here’s the two other tracks on the CD single:-
mp3 : The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Return December
mp3 : The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Torrential Abuse
The former is reminiscent of The Birthday Party at their very best or worst depending on your pre-conceived point of view. It will also annoy the hell out of your neighbours if you play it very loudly.
The latter is what I’m expecting to rain down on me today from most regular readers. Don’t get too annoyed – all three tracks are over in under 8 minutes.