Edinburgh’s Country Teasers released their third album, the ambitiously-titled Destroy All Human Life in 1999. It finds them cutting back on the explosive mess of their earlier sound, allowing the cutting lyrics of Ben Waller and the alt-country musicianship to shine through clearly. Includes a Tammy Wynette cover! First-time vinyl issuing, on Fat Possum.
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7/10 Jack 1st March 2018
I can't really tell if they are sincere in their racism/sexism/misanthropy, and I think that's what makes this band a particularly uneasy listen. Make no mistake about it, these guys lay down some ... fine tunes, conjured up at the crossroads of indie-rock and country/western. Still, I can't help but wonder where they're coming from when they say things like, "I am the perfect image of mankind/ my back is straight like a straight, white line..." or "I like the swastika/I also like the jew/I like the negro/and the kkk too...". the ambiguity of these sentiments is perhaps what gives the Country Teasers their peculiar charm.
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