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The Young Gods: Super Ready/Fragmenté

Chris Campion, Observer, 20 May 2007

HOW MANY bands can you name who have been cited as an influence by heavyweights including U2, David Bowie and the Chemical Brothers? Only one. That would be Swiss outfit the Young Gods. When they first emerged in the late Eighties there was no band like them: a power trio who played heavy rock without using guitars. Their music was built around a sampler (still a novelty back then), a live drummer and group founder Franz Treichler, a frontman with a voice like gravel and penchant for penning cod-mystical lyrics.

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