Album Review: Clinic - Bubblegum (Domino)

Clinic - Bubblegum (Domino)

Clinic would probably take umbrage at being described as veterans, but the sixth release in their 13th year certainly points towards a certain mellowing. ‘ Lion Tamer ’ (which doesn’t so much doff its cap at Beefheart as rob him at...

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Clinic

Clinic

The best bands tend to be found in the substrata of rock’s great trifle, under the creamy flavour of the month and far beneath the magazine covers and platinum discs. Clinic have long been the jelly and custard of skewed, hypnotic punk-psych,...

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Clinic : London ULU

Clinic : London ULU

Along with releasing an early single called 'IPC Sub-Editors Dictate Our Youth' Clinic 's operating theatre surgical scrub stage garb has given the Liverpudlian band a reputation as weirdy conceptual rockers. Funny then, that when their rumbling...

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Clinic : Walking With Thee

Clinic : Walking With Thee

The trouble was, Clinic were perfect in the beginning. Blazing out of Liverpool dressed in blood-spattered surgeon's overalls, brandishing a single called 'IPC Subeditors Dictate Our Youth' that sounded like New York City synth-punks...

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Distortions

Distortions

Clinic Distortions (Domino) New mates of Radiohead , which must really be the most spectacularly fortunate thing ever to have happened to the world's indiest indie band. Ade Blackburn and his reverberating world - part...

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Middlesbrough Cornerhouse

Middlesbrough Cornerhouse

That the intro music is Venus In Furs is, of course, no accident. Clinic have been dogged by Velvet Underground references since their incendiary first single 'IPC Subeditors Dictate Our Youth' clattered down from Liverpool like some...

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Yeeeah Baby

Yeeeah Baby

The good die young, for sure, but not as young as the extremely obese. And Lord knows Latino New Yorker Big Pun (aka Big Punisher aka Christopher Lee Rios ) was one huge boy. Said to have weighed 700 pounds - that's around 50 stone!...

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Internal Wrangler

Internal Wrangler

And you will know them by the trail of cred. The death's-head shades, the black polo necks, the Bowery pallor; like Hansel-And-Gretel breadcrumbs, they're carefully dropped between Liverpool and NYC so Clinic can always find their way back to...

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The Return Of Evil Bill

The Return Of Evil Bill

Clinic The Return Of Evil Bill (Domino) Clinic make the sort of records which sound like they were recorded at gunpoint and at great emotional cost to the band. Which is good, obviously. The broken-fingered rattle-and-strum that...

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Clinic : Second line, the

Clinic : Second line, the

Just about within sight of The Flaming Lips for sheer innovative brio, 'The Second Line' confirms that the debasement of rock's accepted parameters is at the top of Clinic 's 'Things To Do' list. In common with their previous three singles,...

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