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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower
Love in the Fascist Brothel
Revelation Records
www.blowuptheeiffeltower.com


At first listen The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower is a punk-angst ridden bunch of noise, but looking beneath the surface of the distortion and chaos, I find something more; the future.

I don't know about you, but I am just plain sick of the rote music that is prevalent nowadays, it is boring and stupid and a complete waste of time, but with TPTBUTET I find hope for the future; where musical norms are thrown out the window to create something new and pure and interesting. Looking past the shock punk features of this band there are a lot of good things going on. What seems like sporadic noise and confusion is well orchestrated and timed to produce the best impact. Vocals wrench the album like another instrument, bass pounds with hurumph; drums grasp the focus and lead the way while guitars wreak havoc in the tapestry of music.

The production is amazing in the sense that it captures this melee and contains the energy without losing the vital nuances throughout. Guitars are aptly made secondary instruments that don't really add to the structure, but rather the ambiance. Every instrument is interesting with its choices and non-conformance to ideal band standards. Not since I heard the now-defunct DC band The Black Eyes, have I heard what the future will be. It takes bands like these to jump-start the pulse of the musical scene, stopping it from dying altogether.

This band has accomplished a great work of art with this album, but like art, it is really up to the person listening to see what they see. Never in a million years could I dare to dream to hear this band on the radio, it's not in their cards. But for me it has earned an honorary place in my collection because I know it is inherently different and good. And I look forward to hearing much more in the future.

-bishop

Track listing:
1) Reichstag Rock
2) Exiled on Vain Street
3) Love in the Sex Prison
4) Vulture Kontrol
5) ..Rattus Uberaues
6) Drake the Fake
7) Angry, Young and Rich
8) Lipstick SS
9) Lawnmower Love
10) SLC Hunks


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