Junkies Take Note!! Sheep on drugs-coming for your children!
(4 out of 5 stars)
". Sheep On Drugs continue their campaign to degrade and sully our nation's youth with the new EP Never Mind the Methadone, a selection of remixes from the infamous One For the Money. featuring some of Invisible's most engaging artists behind the wheel of the careening car-crash that is Sheep On Drugs. I'm pretty wary of remix albums since nine times out of ten they turn out to be crap, not progressing from the original (usually superior) versions and are good for only one or two listens before being regulated to the CD graveyard (ala Further Down the Spiral) .A fairly obvious money making ploy to sell the same album twice. Fortunately spittle-brained hellions Duncan , Lee. and mastermind Martin Atkins have more respect for their fans than that and N.M.T.M delivers a prime fix that'll leave you twitching and puking... Psychic TV general Larry Thrasher and industrial icky-man Genesis P-Orridge start it off right with a breakbeat decon! struction of the fabulous W.C.F.M., adding a new sense of heady urgency and despair to an already classic track. Life is just a game. takes you on a fairly unsettling cinematic journey thanks to treatments by Phylr's Jim Coleman and Not Breathing completely attack the amazing Crimetime with their patented blend of bass, beats and tribal wash producing something that's more than the sum of these two bands (This is also true of Not Breathing's pairing with Dead Voices on Air on the sedate, unsettling Fire in the Bronx Zoo). My favorite track from the original, Strange Days is even given a new breath by Bagman whose transmissions of heavy dub and synthesized horn create a fresh, serpentine groove for all your morning after comedowns. Add to this mixes by Marc Heal (Cubante) , Jordan Fields and Sheep On Drugs themselves and top it all off with a horrendous cover of AC/DC's Back in Black (a duel with labelmates Pigface) and you've got a dose that'll keep you going for an hour ! and leave you begging for one more shot."