This Birmingham, England by way of New York band
has put together a pretty impressive debut album.
Catching more than a little reflection
of early Elvis Costello, sharing the pop songcraft, blistering guitars and angry lyrics
that put them ahead of the pack. An impressive array of styles takes in glam, alt, punk,
even a touch of country on "Easily Loaded." The punky "Better Man"
takes on the tricksters and hypocracy of the music biz with bitter resignation.
tunes includes the neat fakeout of Nemesis, which starts out as a ballad, but quickly
shifts into overdrive. The album closes out with the eerie "I," which the band
says is about "the slow descent into madness."
I'm looking forward to see what
else Bigmouth can pull from up its sleeve. (4/98)
Jay S. Jacobs
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