Clinic : Do It!

By: Josh Potter

Besides the coolest cover art to cloak a compact disc in some time, Clinic’s Do It! (released April 8 on Domino) has a lot to boast. Rife with church bells, detuned guitars, thundering drums and organ effects that would sound cheesy anywhere else, the album could stand up in pretty much any of rock’s many decades. Like a 1960’s psychedelic time machine built in a garage in Liverpool that has crash landed in the post-punk 80’s, only to be exhumed 20 years later by resourceful DIY indie-rockers, the band grooves, pounds, drones and surfs its way through their fifth album. Ade Blackburn incants coy pagan lyrics with more than a little tight-slacked mojo. The Technicolor melodies emerge from a wall of fuzz and reverb, between tinkling harpsichord, harmonium and just the right amount of electronic trickery. Psychedelic like The Doors, The Clash and Paper Rad all at the same time, well, if it’s good enough for the sphinx, it’s good enough for you.

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George W. Bush II starstarstarstarstar Sat 4/19/2008 08:26AM
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George W. Bush II

Sounds wicked!

ethan6 starstarstarstar Wed 4/23/2008 04:06PM
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great album!