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The Von Bondies – Raw And Rare

Essentially a stopgap import for the US and Japanese market, the bulk of this CD (two smouldering John Peel sessions) nets The VBs wailing and pounding their way through highlights from their 2001 debut Lack Of Communication before a studio audience. Bloody marvellous, as are the cheeky tasters for its imminent sequel, like the hypnotic fuzz-guitar vortex “Vacant As A Ghost” and the epic eight-minute “Jean Genie” soundalike “Take A Heart”.