(Public Eyesore)

Try figuring a monstrous cross of Peter Hammill, David Sylvian, “Space Oddity”-era David Bowie and Marc Bolan improvising stoned melodies with typical Japanese intonation. Imagine a slightly out of tune guitar strumming VERY few chords a la “Wish you were here” or in some kind of twisted bluesy rhythm, sometimes blasting out apocalyptic distortion that completely cancels any harmonic content. Put all this in a large room at medium to low volume and listen to the result; also thanks to a “transistor radio” recording quality, it will instantly become one of the strangest things you’ve heard in a while – all those open detuned strums working wonders…I can’t believe myself – but I liked it.

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