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Girls Against Boys: House of GVSB (Touch and Go)

Eric Weisbard, Spin, April 1996

I WISH THIS review was on a CD-ROM, so you could click and hear 'Super-Fire' open the festivities here for 40-or-so seconds. A fast metal-chime guitar riff (like a snippet of Big Black or Killing Joke) repeats four times, then heavy drums surge in along with two thick bass-lines, the guitar switches to a sticky wah-wah drip, and Scott McCloud adds his flat speak/sing (like Mark E. Smith of the Fall, but under tight lyrical control), mouthing "nothing satisfies" with enough pump and angle that the sentiment isn't hackneyed — just another needle under your skin.

Total word count of piece: 486

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