This disc is absolutely heart-wrenchingly gut-tinglingly beautiful, and
I swear I will never say this about another CD I get in. Over the past
month I have listened to this probably 20 or 30 times, and I still like
it each time. And this is coming from someone who has made a religion
about never watching the same thing on tv twice and gives away her
entire CD collection to relatives and friends each Christmas.
Momus has made a name for himself overseas as a perversely sweet punk
rock lounge singer, crooning his away through songs about anorexic girls
and heroin and Japanese fashion (one of his biggest hits in Japan was a
song he wrote for a makeup commercial that was originally never intended
to be released as a single). He literally purrs as he sings, completely
nonthreatening while still coming across as completely sexy and as macho
as any cock rock band out there. There's a really cool cover of the
Buzzcock's 'Orgasm Addict' here, as well as early Momus songs written
for his first band, "The Happy Family."
by Holly Day