Review Revue: Yeah Yeah Noh – Cutting the Heavenly Lawn of Greatness… Last Rites for the God of Love

It is possible that I will end up writing fewer words in this introduction than there are in the title of this, the first and only full length studio album by the Leicester band Yeah Yeah Noh. Judging by some of the responses to this record at KCMU (and listening to the album itself), Yeah Yeah Noh could have gone on to be yet another British export winning hearts and minds and topping college charts in the alternative revolution. Alas, they broke up shortly after this album’s release, and it seems not a musical peep has been heard from any of the members since. At least we’ll always have this one, which I’m happy to have stumbled across.

“20 bits of greatness.”

“I do like this. I didn’t really at first, but refreshing stuff.”

“If you like a Smith, you’ll like this, ’cause it’s everything those Smiths couldn’t be. Now, now, Greg, just calm down.”

“Kills in a narcotic sorta way…”

“‘Greatness’ is pushing it a bit.”

“I’m even liking this… oh god! What’s becoming of me? ‘She said’ — cover is dull, tho.”

“These folks have announced they’re breaking up (2-15-86).”

“This record makes me feel young clean + happy.”


“‘Prick up Your Ears’ — about Joe Orton the radical playwright who was bludgeoned to death by his gay lover.”

“‘Homeowner Sexual’ is genius.”

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