First off, it deserves saying that Chris Cutler is one of my drumming heroes. I was a bit disappointed with his performance here (not that it's bad), but Fred Frith and Dagmar Krause more than make up for it. Many of these songs were recorded at the same time as Henry Cow's Western Culture album, but were not deemed appropriate for that album. Thus was the first Art Bears album born. The lyrics are communist in nature, and the vocals are, well, strange. Dagmar Krause has a fascinating voice that is sure to turn off 90% of listeners, but for the other ten percent (such as myself), it makes her one of the greatest female singers ever. I wish emusic would add the other Art Bears albums, since I already own this one, but you can't have everything, can you? Recommended.