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Big Crux

Big Crux Is A Big Funk

Year Released: 2011
Format: 7"
Label: Iron Lung
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Aug 14, 2011
Hear this: effectively fusing funk and punk rock is an almost alchemical musical feat. Sure, the Big Boys and the Minutemen fucking nailed it, but the number of others who got anywhere near close (Beefeater, Angry Red Planet, Giant Haystacks...) without sounding like a beyond-shitty Red Hot Chili Peppers offcut are pretty few and far between. Big Crux can now be added to that scanty list of those who got it right, offering up three big, loose numbers that twang and bounce funkily along whilst somehow managing to not sound like a shedload of shite. The influences are plain as the nose on your face (sound aside they have Tim Kerr artwork, ferfuckssake...) but it's fun, done with heart and just sounds bloody good, the mostly-in-Spanish 'No Stars' the pick of the bunch while 'Big Funk' and 'Boys To Men' round it all off nicely. Way cool, and I can't wait to hear the 12"...

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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