Dee Dee’s voice is a true powerhouse and as she breaths life into the words “I got nothing / Left to say / From this day on” it’s difficult to stop one’s heart from breaking into a hundred different pieces. But I hold it together until the guitar just after 2 minutes into I Got Nothing – and then I am an emotional mess until the finishes a minute and a half later. In my defense, I’ve not had a lot of sleep this week, so maybe I am just a bit fragile.
There’s almost time recover during an ethereal cover of Strawberry Swithblade’s 1983 dream-pop Trees and Flowers before the Dum Dum Girls are set to kill me again with yet another blow in Lord Knows – a poem that builds stoically, to a confessional chorus. But as she notes in Season in Hell “a confession’s not a cure; there’s always darkness to endure; on the path to be redeemed.
RATING : REALLY GREAT
Cheese on Toast is phasing in a new album ratings system. I have always struggled with a numerical scale; it feels so finite and arbitrary. So the new scale looks like this :
FREAKIN’ AWESOME / JUST AWESOME / REALLY GREAT / GREAT / GOOD / PRETTY COOL / NOT BAD / COULD BE BETTER / PRETTY BAD, ACTUALLY / NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EARS