Friday, December 30, 2011

WELFARE QUEEN – “Chinese Medicine” C34

Listening to the opener’s clean meld of delay and harmonics, picturing a time when Dustin Knight could frequently be found covering GG Allin’s “Bite It You Scum” in nothing but his socks can be somewhat difficult, but by the track’s distortion-caked conclusion, it makes sense.  With songs ranging anywhere from a few years to a few hours in age, there’s a glimpse of nearly every outfit donned by the queen throughout the course of her ramshackle reign, from mumbled pop to fretboard catharsis, with more than a few telling glances toward the future.  Edition of 50.  $5 + shipping.  


"Green Room" (Welfare Queen) by Tent Revivalist