A horrible hack

Field Boss - Hey Colossus

split

Year Released: 2010
Format: 7"
Label: Crucificados - Black Horizons - At War With False Noise
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Oct 23, 2010
Field Boss used to be known to this world as Tractor, before being bullied into a name change by an elderly band of the same name. Figures, really, because with this long, chuntering track (aptly entitled 'Headache') you can see why a bunch of respectable old gimmers might not want to be associated with such a disagreeable AmRep racket, the band having got the whole mid-paced Unsane bit down pat with a relentlessly grotty bass grind, atonal guitar assault and muffled, ball-gagged vocals. True enough, it picks up a bit towards the end, but by that point your will to carry on is nowt but a smear across their rugged workboot.

Hey Colossus do their thing on the other side, clumping through an Andre Williams cover that keeps the beat relatively intact by way of lewd bass blarts and stumbling drumwork, but replaces the good man's tones with some unhinged Snarf-like gibbering that makes you worry whether they may be taking those 'Jailbait' lyrics a little too far...
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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