September 12, 2005
Auf Der Maur : Real A Lie
More solid rocking...
Damn it Courtney, you've been shown up by your old compadre again, and this time you didn't even have to put your knickers over your head. 'Real A Lie' - which NME initially misread as 'Real Ale' and believed to be an anthem to the hearty beverage that is Old Speckled Hen - is instead a heavy romp through the moody mind of a hard rock vixen. Mature as good stilton but nowhere near as mouldy, this is like a metal Stevie Nicks record if Stevie Nicks pulled the straw out of her arse and could sing. It's the heavy girl rock we've been waiting for since Garbage last made a decent record - a pristine copy of which was recently excavated from a field in Coventry by the Time Team, while drinking real ale, most likely.
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