Album Review: Fight Like Apes - 'The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner'
Losing sight of their youthful days and not yet fully fledged with grown-up emotion
It’d take a stony soul to stifle a snort at the straight-faced smuggling of lines like “my well-read friends inform me that I was a cunt” on the furious ‘Pull Off Your Arms And Let’s Play In Your Blood’. Compared to past efforts, though, a teary weariness seems to dominate, as on ‘Thank God You Weren’t Thirsty (Lightbulb)’ with its howls of “I tried to turn you on”.
The album lacks that bouncy, bratty energy of old, while never really nailing a more grown-up emotional register. Even so, glad that they’re still there.
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