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CD Feature: The Fair Sex: "The Dark Ages"

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After a bunch of singles, full length-albums and a lengthy absence, THE FAIR SEX return with a bag full of long out of print musical pearls and rarities – „The Dark Ages“ – their first ever Best-Of (apart from the „Oddity“-compilation released in 1991 – also long out of print).

You don’t know THE FAIR SEX ? Well, they were one of the first German bands to combine the sequencer-driven electronic music with raw rock guitars and EBM with Gothic-Rock. The 23 (listed) tracks cover everything that happened between their debut record „The House of Unkinds“ (1988) and the „Bite Release Bite“-LP (1991).

Well, of course you can hear when the tracks were recorded – even more when they have been produced. The drums don't quite sound that fresh, the sequencer-patterns kind of familiar and the songwriting is straight.
So this is for everybody who’s still into the early Skinny Puppy or even (very) early Sisters Of Mercy-stuff. The general atmosphere is cold and dark – primarily because of the aggressive vocals and the clinical rhythm-section.

As mentioned above, there are 23 listed songs – but on each CD you can find one hidden track. Special attention should be paid to track 13 of the second disc which is very felicitous: a grim cover version of the old T.Rex-smasher „Children of the revolution“... Here, the pink rouged grapes of the glam-original turn into kohl-blotted thistles. The hungry scene will devour it!

By Tobias Fischer


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