A horrible hack

Kid Commando - Arab on Radar


Year Released: 2002
Format: 7"
Label: Ideal Recordings
Reviewed by Nadia Almashoor on Jun 13, 2007
‘Running on Asthma’ by Arab On Radar is something I would definitely make out to. And on repeat mode. Lights off, lots of rope and jolt cola. Reminiscent of their ‘Soak the Saddle’ lp but nothing too scratchy or whiny. At times, it’s kinda like Sonic Youth fisting Glass Candy.

Swedish counterparts Kid Commando whips back just as sexually with two tracks of no-wave post punk rock shit. There’s some freaky piano bit that separates the tracks before it bounces off into some highly frienzied glucose-overdosed paraparesis. The Strokes would lick their asses backwards to sound like this.

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