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Spit Like This: We Won't Hurt You
Spit Like This We Won't Hurt You But We Won't Go Away new music review

Spit Like: This We Won't Hurt You ...

Glam/Punk/Goth Rock
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Somewhere between Rocky Horror Picture Show and Alice Cooper, punk rock and metal, parody and theatre of the absurd there lies the UK's Spit Like This, a glam band with a lot on its mind and the musical chops to express it. Already freaking people out in their native land, We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) blends rock, punk, metal, and even psychobilly into a sonically entertaining amalgam sure to stupefy the most resolved listener. Songs like Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal or Young, Dumb and Full of Fun are overstatements of crass vulgarity and quirky hooks. Dirty-minded and decadent can only describe Down On You, Pussywhipped, and Sleaze Sells, But Who's Buying where SLT's crafty creativity shines over their dark hearts. Yet, for believable punk and roll with a touch of metal songs like Coming After You and the aforementioned Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal deliver, if you can tune out the lyrics. Equally, there's a certain redundancy as you can predict the character of many of the arrangements from one song to the next.

We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) is strange and sophomoric lyric, talented and tawdry musicianship, and exaggerated and entertaining theatre. A listener may wonder how seriously to take Spit Like This or simply throw toast. Pompous, prurient, and vulgar, Spit Like This's We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) is likely to entertain, intrigue, or simply disgust.


In Short

Pompous, prurient, and creatively bizarre, Spit Like This's We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away) is likely to entertain, intrigue, or simply disgust.

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