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Offend Maggie

  • 1. Tears and Music of Love, The
    2. Chandelier Searchlight
    3. Buck and Judy
    4. Snoopy Waves
    5. Offend Maggie
    6. Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back
    7. Don't Get Born
    8. My Purple Past
    9. Family of Others
    10. Fresh Born
    11. Eaguru Guru
    12. This Is God Speaking
    13. Numina O
    14. Jagged Fruit
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 60485

  • Credits
    EngineerIan Pellicci; Jay Pellicci

    Audio Mixers: Satomi Matsuzaki; Ed Rodriguez ; John Dieterich; Greg Saunier.
    Recording information: New Improved Recordings; Tiny Telephone.
    San Francisco's favorite noise-pop sons (and daughter, vocalist Satomi Matsuzaki) are nothing if not prolific, with OFFEND MAGGIE representing their 10th full-length in 11 years. But this time around they sound a bit more menacing, thanks to the addition of guitarist Ed Rodriguez. "Buck And Judy" is the hallmark of this heaviness: it retains the ominous slither of slow-core but carries its verses with an almost Primus-like fuzz-stomp. The next track, "Snoopy Waves," returns almost immediately to precious sweetness, however. Such a rollercoaster ride would fly off the tracks in the hands of most other bands. But Deerhoof packs so many strange arrangements and instrumental interplays into every song that nothing is as sugary as it first goes down, nor is any song as intense as a simple dirge plunge would have your ears believe.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Deerhoof offset the cutesiness with fuzzed-out riffs and brawny beats that even AC/DC fans could dig."
    Spin (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "They're just doing what comes naturally....The inspired moments of sunny pop and weirdo noise seem effortless..."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "[N]early every tune sports a hummable melody -- many of them sublime -- which makes this album one of the more accessible entries in Deerhoof's willfully strange catalog." -- Grade: A-
    Alternative Press (p.154) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "OFFEND MAGGIE continues Deerhoof's winning streak and displays a band running at peak performance. They meld playful vocal melodies onto strident instrumental bombast..."
    The Wire (p.58) - "Greg Saunier's butterfly/bee drumming underpins masterfully. And John Dieterich's guitar with Satomi Matsuzaki's vocals continue to hit on a sweet sourness, a magical-realist matte neon glow."
    CMJ - "The unpredictable, wild-man attack of drummer Greg Saunier mashes against gained-out guitars from John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez to invent some truly stirring jazz-punk."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The surprises keep coming....'Buck and Judy' is a pounding, nursery rhyme tale of fruit appraisal, while 'Snoopy Waves' conjures Yes's Steve Howe sparring ardently with Pavement."
    Paste (magazine) (p.53) - "Though the sludgy abrasiveness of 1970s classic rock dominates, the influences, instruments and electronic sounds fly by a dizzying pace."
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