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Bang Bang Rock & Roll [Bonus Tracks]

  • 1. Formed a Band
    2. My Little Brother
    3. Emily Kane
    4. Rusted Guns of Milan
    5. Modern Art
    6. Good Weekend
    7. Bang Bang Rock & Roll
    8. Fight!
    9. Moving to L.A.
    10. Bad Weekend
    11. Stand Down
    12. 18,000 Lira
    13. These Animal Menswe@r
    14. Really Bad Weekend
    15. Maternity Ward
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 700042

  • Credits
    ProducerJohn Fortis; Keith Mahony; Mickey Ciccone; Howard Gray
    EngineerKeith Mahony; Mickey Ciccone; Mark Rankin

    Audio Mixers: John Fortis; Keith Mahony; Mickey Ciccone; Howard Gray.
    Recording information: Apollo Control; The Exchange.
    Photographer: Joe Dilworth.
    The songs on Art Brut's debut, BANG BANG ROCK & ROLL, sound like they were tossed off in ten minutes; of course, the band is the first to admit that fact, even reveling in it, and therein lies the record's appeal. Nave, bratty, insouciant, and wild, Art Brut celebrate both the glory of rocking out and the disposable nature of the genre with tongues planted firmly in cheeks. The album's lead-off single, "Formed a Band," is a case in point, inviting listeners, with an air of faux amazement, to "look at us/ we formed a band," and the sludgy, riffalicious anthem "Modern Art" may be the lowest highbrow song ever written. In all, Art Brut manage to balance postmodern irony with something altogether genuine: the sheer human joy of making noise.

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (p.188) - "Depending on your worldview, Art Brut are either the most whimsical folks in Britrock or the most sardonic bastards you've ever worshiped via air guitar."
    CMJ (p.4) - "Art Brut takes the story-telling crumble of Television Personalities and the ubiquitous Kinks charms-chug, and rocks it out blunt and funny."
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