Time’s Up opens the album, 3 minutes of intricately played thrash that smashes Bad Brains up against Rush and sees what comes out the other end. "Pride" pisses on the ground and announces their intentions: “this is our music, so why shouldn’t we play it?” in reaction to the oddity of a black rock band. And play it they do. S"omeone Like You" is a menacing meditation of crack cocaine and the streets of
But for all the noise, the band never loses its sense of humor. "Love Rears its Ugly Head" visits that horror of finding true love, "Elvis is Dead" takes the sacred cow and blows is the skeleton complete with a great Little Richard rap in the middle. I mean, damn, Little Richard? How cool is that? Even in the cautionary tale of love in the time of Aids, "Under Cover of Darkness", has the sweetness of a rap by Queen Latifah in the bridge.
The last two songs, "Solace of You" combine the sweet and sour of the Living Colour world. Set to a soca beat blown in by a
Too brave to fail. --Fearless Rock Iguana
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