Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A shining example


NEON Neon, the unlikely collaboration between Super Furry Animal Gruff Rhys and leftfield DJ Boom Bip, proves the spirit of the 1980s is still glowing strong. Pilfering its constituent parts from the decade that taste forgot, concept album Stainless Style tells the story of John De Lorean.
The motor mogul shot to fame in the 1980s after building the Delorean car immortalised in the Back To The Future trilogy, before going bankrupt and being coerced into drug smuggling by the US Government, who then tried to send him to jail for it.
As you can imagine, this lively tail has resulted in an even livelier album, featuring guest spots all over from the likes of The Strokes' Fab Moretti, The Magic Numbers, Har Mar Superstar and Spank Rock among others.
From the Miami booty bass of Raquel to the Jan Hammer-esque I Told Her On Alderaan to the outrageous Sweat Shop, as they used to say back then, it's boss.

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