Metal-fixated collaboration between The Fucking Champs and Trans Am

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The Fucking Am – Gold

The concept for this is fairly original?welding riff-tastic heavy metal onto post-rock-styled instrumentals. “Bad Leg” and “Doing Research For An Autobiography” want to be Thin Lizzy?check out the choppy duelling guitars ?but actually end up sounding more like prog-rock nerds Sky.

Things are redeemed with the excellent vocal track “Taking Liberties”, a metal boogie stomp strangely redolent of early Big Star. But the three interpretations of “Gomez” only highlight this venture’s throwaway tone.

It all adds up to a good idea lazily executed.