Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Celibate Rifles|
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Rock
One of the great Australian albums of the 1980s, Blind Ear was the Celibate Rifles at their riff-crazed, wry-humoured and rocking best. Filled to the gills with killer lyrics from Lovelock and matched by some heavenly lick... more »
One of the great Australian albums of the 1980s, Blind Ear was the Celibate Rifles at their riff-crazed, wry-humoured and rocking best. Filled to the gills with killer lyrics from Lovelock and matched by some heavenly licks from Steedman, the Rifles' sixth album mixes political songs (Belfast, El Salvador) with environmenal rants (They're Killing Us All, Fish and Trees) and wicked social commentary (It's A Wonderful Life, O Salvation) and never loses its verve. Kurt Cobain liked this album so much he poached the riff from the TV psychosis epic Electravision Mantra and used it for a little tune called "Smells Like Teen Spirit".
snicko | penshurst, australia | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As much as glam rockers depend on wigs and makeup, the celibate rifles require sarcasm and cynicism. Along with early saints lp's the rifles have produced Australia's best rock n roll records over a period of 25 years. Blind ear is perhaps my favorite but overall their cd's are all solid. Typically the mainstream music industry has completely ignored them, "Not pretty or slow enough and too bloody working class." Seems to me the rifles have always been poorly distributed worldwide leaving another gapping chasm for mindless dance [...] to fill and exploit. Still the celibate rifles keep making cd's to remind anyone that cares that quality rock n roll will outlast teenage sugar water music in the long term. Just check out who's cd's are at your local salvation army."