Pop music is very much about timing. To know exactly when – and why – you should change something. Fat White Family have for the past seven years been the flagship of a small fleet of confrontational rock’n’roll, and on the two lovable album bravely fought against a RUT-bidragspolerad present. Arriving at the third, Londonbandet changed the members as well as the record companies and embarked on a rather extensive change of direction.
the Tempo has been cut and the edges have been ground off. Out with the oborstade guitars and distorted tutiga saxofonerna, in with the synthesizers from the questionable science fictionfilmer and, just as the album title suggests, the closest the Beach Boys-esque harmonies.
Nothing, however, depends on the band, making the retreat. Rather let the ”Serfs up!” as they chose to attack all that is wrong with today's pop music in a slightly clever way.
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