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Black Box Recorder - England Made Me (1998) Retail CD
A side project conceived by The Auteurs' Luke Haines and John Moore, formerly of The Jesus & Mary Chain, England Made Me is an evil pleasure indeed. Vocalist Sarah Nixey sounds like a head girl captured and brainwashed by the malevolent male duo, made to intone their deadpan, amoral lyrics ("I trapped a spider underneath the glass/I kept it for a week to see how long it would last") over creeping, spidery guitars and the odd, sinister overdub. England Made Me is more darkly comic than chilling in its nihilism ("Life is unfair/Kill yourself or get used to it," sings Nixey on "Child Psychology")more… while their bleak take on "Uptown Top Ranking" by one hit wonders Althea & Donna is like a photographic negative of the original. It reflects Haines' perverse obession with 1970s kitsch as does the album cover, a shot of glam-wrestler Adrian Street posing incongruously with his coal miner father. Exposure to that bizarre decade in English culture, he implies, made of him the deformedly ironic creature he is today. --David Stubbs
|1||Girl Singing In The Wreckage|
|2||England Made Me|
|3||New Baby Boom|
|4||It's Only The End Of The World|
|7||I C One Female|
|8||Uptown Top Ranking|
|10||Kidnapping An Heiress|
- Black Box Recorder - England Made Me (1998) Retail CD
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