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  ART BRUT: 'BANG BANG ROCK AND ROLL'
(Fierce Panda; 2005.)
Ponekad su najjednostavnije stvari najefektnije - Art Brut nisu mogli izabrati bolje ime za bend, njihova glazba je prava anti-umjetnost, sirova i iskrena. Njihove trominutne pjesme s dva - tri akorda često balansiraju na rubu klišeja, no konceptom i tekstovima ovaj album nadmašuje veliku količinu recentne produkcije. Glazbeno se Art Brut izvrsno uklapaju u kurentni retro pokret, no svojim ciničnim i duhovitim tekstovima se izdvajaju kao unikatna pojava, bend koji je očite utjecaje The Fall, Wire i mnogih drugih uspio sakriti činjenicom da je frontmen benda Eddie Argos trenutno jedan od najduhovitijih Britanaca.

'Formed A Band' otvara album rudimentarnim rifom i predstavlja svojevrsno pismo namjere: "They only sell records that have charted, and Art Brut, we've only just started. And yes, this is my singing voice, it's not irony, it's not Rock & Roll, we're just talking, to the Kids", a potom otkriva i neskromne ambicije benda: "We're gonna be the band that writes the song that makes Israel and Palestine get along. We're gonna write a song as universal as happy Birthday, that makes sure everybody knows that everything is going to be OK, we're going to take that song and we're going to play it 8 weeks in a row on Top of the Pops". 'My Little Brother' se bavi mladima i rock kulturom: "My little Brother just discovered Rock & Roll.He's only 22 and he's out of control. How's he living? With all of that unforgiving. On the dance floor watch him go now, boy those moves I just don't know how", ali također i obiteljskim odnosima - "He no longer listens to A-sides, he made me a tape of Bootlegs and B-sides. And every song, every single song on that tape said exactly the same thing. Why don't our parents worry about us? Why don't our parents worry about us?". U 'Emily Kane' Argos se opsesivno prisjeća prve ljubavi koju nije vidio 10 godina, 9 mjeseci, 3 tjedna, 4 dana, 6 sati, 13 minuta i 5 sekundi. 'Good Weekend' nudi nešto manje romantičan pogled na ljubav, ali nipošto ne i manje duhovit: "Got myself a brand new girlfriend, So many messages to send, got myself a brand new girlfriend. We wanna be, lapsed Catholic, got the contraception, haven't got the knack yet. We've tried it a variety of ways, I've not slept in about 4 days", a potom slijedi i trijumfalan uzvik "I've seen her naked twice, I've seen her naked twice!". Naslovna stvar pokazuje svu raskoš kontradiktornosti Art Brut - "I can't stand the sound of the Velvet Underground" urla Argos dok prateći vokali mantraju "White Light, White Heat", a pritom je toliko drzak da se ne libi zaključiti da mu je dosta pjesama o seksu, drogi i rock `n`rollu iako se ni on sam ne bavi skoro ničim drugim. 'Bad Weekend' pak sadrži nevjerojatan refren: "Haven't read the NME in so long, don't know what genre we belong, Popular culture no longer applies to me".

Pošto popularna kultura još uvijek i te kako utječe na mene, mogu samo zaključiti da je gotovo izvjesno da će Eddie Vargos naslijediti Mikea Skinnera kao najoštroumniji glazbeni britanski društveni kritičar godine. A to nije mala stvar.

Karlo Rafaneli
karlo@monitor.hr
1. kolovoza 2005.

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