Dig Gary (sic) Newman? Or so we are enticed by
the label on the cover. I was a wee lad in the '80s, but I don't
particularly remember things sounding so harsh. Faux Fox
has its tongue so firmly planted in cheek that the explosion of
blood out the other side seems hardly so extreme amidst the backdrop
of this "this is the part on Sprockets where we dance"
album. Gary Numan's music was synthy and spacey with the
frigid, unaffected manner that defined New Wave, but it also had
the unmistakable spit-shine polish of radio-pop. Only "SUV"
from Faux Fox's Black Glove or White Glove could really
be considered to fit into that category. The rest is a stilted
and presumably sardonic admiration of an ultra-liberal's interpretation
and accompanying verisimilitude of '80s corporate fascism mixed
with the idealized German stereotype of "New Wave" as
If such a thing ever really existed.
1. Smart Set
2. Kate is a Fascist
4. Razor Maze
6. Star 80
7. Crystal Castles
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