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Track Review: The Amazing Snakeheads, “Testifying Time”

The Amazing Snakeheads, Testifying Time/Truth Serum single (Domino Recordings, 6/19/2013)

“Come on child/There’s no need ta/fuckin’ hide!”

…yes, there is.  The Amazing Snakeheads hail from Glasgow, and the thick Scottish brogue attached to the psychotic snarling of lead singer Dale Barclay make this like a trip down a dark close, following a wee green faery, to a dark club full of wonderful, dangerous sounds.  It’s rock and roll bliss – until you get bottled and wake up in the gutter…with a shit eating grin on your face.

The a-side is solid psychobilly in the vain of Guana Batz or Reverend Beat Man; it’s the b-side, however, that glows – Barclay raining fire and brimstone over tones reminiscent of The Gun Club and even ‘Pink Flag’-era Wire.  Testify.