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Faux Fox
Black Glove Or White Glove
Quartz, Inc.
www.fauxfox.com


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 Nazism.

If such a thing ever really existed.

-JD

Track Listing:

1. Smart Set
2. Kate is a Fascist
3. Androgyne
4. Razor Maze
5. SUV
6. Star 80
7. Crystal Castles


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