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Single Review


586 Money Is The Drug
Tigertrap


Article written by James G
Nov 18, 2006.

‘Money Is The Drug’ is an uptempo, crazy, frenetic, claustrophobic piece of boy/girl mix up vocal and stomp which attempts to gain entry to the Guinness Book of Records. The category? Er, the as yet uncontested ‘Most words sung about money being the drug, in 2 minutes 20 seconds’ record. And congratulations to 586, for at this rate I can’t see them not succeeding.

This is an original, stupid, brilliant piece of fun – yes, F-U-N – that just takes your breath away, mainly due to the fact that it’s all just a bit too fast, and the attempt to try and breathlessly shoehorn so many syllables into an already crowded piece of 80sesque funk. A predictable list of ‘vaguely similar sounding acts’ may slightly help your understanding, so that’s the only reason to mention the B-52’s, The Rezillos, The Fiery Furnaces, Freezepop and The Long Blondes, but this bunch have a sound of their own.

The flip side, ‘ Saying My Name’ is a slower journey into Skasville, documenting one man’s paranoia along the way, and is probably more of a ‘grower’, and, although jolly good, is no match for the A-side.

586 stand aside from so many of the ‘doing it by numbers’, earnest indie dullards around at present, primarily through knowing the value of entertainment. ‘ Money Is The Drug’ is my record of the year thus far.


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