Necks

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Thunderbirds Are Now! follow their French Kiss debut, Justamustache, with this similarly squirty split EP on Conspirators in Sound/Action Driver. Necks is another rocks-off hit, a fun romp for the sexy and coldly cynical. Moist denim meets electric beats on the Mustache reprise "Bodies Adjust," and "Do the Splitz & Say, 'Neat'!" heightens that salaciousness with androgynous yelping and an unshakeable bassline. "Feel that beat/And get up off your seat" -- it's a coed kissing party in the executive men's room, and you're on the list. TAN! have very familiar touchstones, from post-punk's formative era all the way through to Brainiac and the Rapture. But it takes more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Thunderbirds Are Now! follow their French Kiss debut, Justamustache, with this similarly squirty split EP on Conspirators in Sound/Action Driver. Necks is another rocks-off hit, a fun romp for the sexy and coldly cynical. Moist denim meets electric beats on the Mustache reprise "Bodies Adjust," and "Do the Splitz & Say, 'Neat'!" heightens that salaciousness with androgynous yelping and an unshakeable bassline. "Feel that beat/And get up off your seat" -- it's a coed kissing party in the executive men's room, and you're on the list. TAN! have very familiar touchstones, from post-punk's formative era all the way through to Brainiac and the Rapture. But it takes more than one cowbell to fill up a dancefloor, and these guys take their shot with an engaging mixture of squelch, impatience, and primping bravado. Elsewhere on Necks: "Surrounded by Skanks" drops another terrific bassline, tying it into keyboard tinkering at a circuitry level, and "Pink Motorcycle Helmet" from TAN!'s first album, also on Action Driver gets the "Patrick Dempsey" remix treatment. Mostly that means more keyboard effects.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Action Driver
  • UPC: 790168519826
  • Catalog Number: 29
  • Sales rank: 169,234

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thunderbirds Are Now! Primary Artist
Martin Cruz Smith Bass, Keyboards
Scott Allen Keyboards, Vocals, Sampling
Ryan Allen Guitar, Vocals
Martin Smith Bass, Keyboards
Mike Durgan Drums, Rap
Technical Credits
Martin Cruz Smith Artwork
Scott Allen Engineer, Sequencers
Dave Feeny Mastering
Martin Smith Artwork
Brad Allen Engineer
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