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Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Brainiac
Title: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Touch & Go Records
Original Release Date: 3/26/1996
Release Date: 3/26/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172085521, 036172085521

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Startlingly original stuff from the "post-grunge" trenches
Chris Edwards | East Texas | 01/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brainiac was one of the most fascinating bands of the nineties, a band that, sooner or later, will experience some popularity due to some serious name-dropping, of course, tragically, there won't ever be another record like "Hissing Prigs" or any of the other Brainiac albums, due to Tim Taylor's tragic end, but at least we have Enon to continue flying the flag.
"Hissing Prigs" is a masterpiece, and it was with this record that Brainiac's influences became less and less apparent and the sound just hit the listener in the jaw with its originality. Sure, there are touches of some Pixies here, a little Devo there, some Sonic Youth here, etc., but Brainiac had one of the most original sounds of any group of that time. The way the guitars were approached on this album were awesome--it'd take a rocket scientist to figure out all the oddly tuned riffs at work here. The heavy grooves of songs like "Vincent Come On Dowm" and the rush of "Nothing Ever Changes" make for great rockin'-out music, but this album is great for any occasion. Highly recommended."
aproductofsociety | 09/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is hard to explain the appeal of this record but it is brilliantly ferocious, a glorious assault that has rarely been equalled in my experience.... what many aspire to but almost none achieve. Like being knifed and loving every stab...And who can resist the name? I mean, "Hissing Prigs in Static Couture"? This is the real deal."