Review Revue: The Young Gods – The Young Gods


And here the orouboros that is Review Revue/college radio/independent music made by weirdos at last swallows its tail. About a year and a half ago, I posted this thorough dissection of the Young God EP by the band Swans. Released in 1984, this record was so influential that a couple years later one Swiss band decided to name their band after it, and went on to become quite influential in their own right (being name-checked by David Bowie, Mike Patton, The Edge, and others), and to continue to release records to the present day. I give you… The Young Gods, and their debut album, The Young Gods.

“This absolutely kills. Diamanda Galas’ brother on vocals with a barrage of noise dance bands creating the music. Not really, a trio that is amazing though. Right Kaiser?”

“The KAISER v. “The Young Gods.” What a combination. A real strong sound.”

“‘Did You Miss Me’ is an old Gary Glitter song…”

“Beware A-3 and A-4 segue together. [The preceding is scribbled out.] Scratch that.”

“Oh no, not more gods!”

“Well not quite [inserted next to this: “Check the name of the group, Phil.”], but a ‘veritable smorgasbord of noisy stuff. [‘stuff’ is circled, with the note ‘Death to all who use this horrible word.’] On Mute, but in the Wax Trax catalog (?)”

“But is it good?”

“More pose, than substance. Back to the Batcave!”

“Mom! Dave’s making fun of me again!”

“Whine to your God, not your mom!”

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