Selfish C--- : Britain Is Shit/Fuck The Poor
East London art punks in blinding Single Of The Week shock
Selfish C--- are going to rock you. Because ‘Britain Is Shit/Fuck The Poor’ is a fearsomely exciting double-barrelled shotgun blast of guttersnipe beatboxpunk aimed squarely at this nation’s twin obscenities of festering poverty and imperial misadventures in Iraq. It sounds like the Sex Pistols 2000 with trashed
beats courtesy of Berlin’s Digital Hardcore label, or
Rage Against The Machine fist-fucking Soft Cell. In a pop era of controlled scandal and polite protest, of Britney Spears milking some played-out Tatu titillation game by not-quite-snogging Madonna, of Travis holding up carefully neutered anti-war placards at the horribly stage-managed MTV awards – with the forces of evil, at least Selfish C--- hit home like a refreshingly nasty kick in the crotch.
Selfish C--- are going to disappoint you, eventually.
Their untamed mania may never get beyond the
fanzine-culture in-joke status of, say, Huggy Bear.
But even if they reach the next level, they could soon
hit the glass ceiling of public indifference like
Andrew WK or Fischerspooner did as their hype collided
with mundane reality. And even if they get beyond
that, they will inevitably lose it like the Sex Pistols or bottle it like the Manic Street Preachers or blow it like the KLF. But for now, at least, all bets are off. Let them tear
your face off and douse your rotting flesh in petrol.
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