Murray Head Joined PiL & The Results Were Glorious
I live in the U.S., and had not heard (or heard of) Future Of The Left until last week. Since then, I've listened to little else. I love it when music manages to make me think, laugh and move. Although I hear at least 20 other bands in FOTL's music (Wire, Buzzcocks, Public Image Limited, Carter USM, Pixies, Nirvana, Happy Mondays, Faith No More, Lifter+Puller -- even -- and I'm serious -- *GNR's "Paradise City"* on one track on "The Attack Against Common Sense") they also carve a new path with each release. This album borrows less from other bands to make its points and is, by result, the jewel in its crown. The lyrics are sarcastic, funny and sharp. The music is bracing, but not unlistenable. There are fantastic riffs, melodies, tempos and turns in every track. It reminds of the best "alternative" music of early '90s without resorting to cheap nostalgia or sycophancy. It is music for today that speaks to the now.