07.23.2012 07:33 AM

Hot Nasties, reviewed, 32 years after the fact

“Like a divergent australopithecine strain, The Invasion shares many tendencies with its descendants, while dabbling in different musical genera entirely: On its A-side, it establishes its ’77-proof DNA with “I am a Confused Teenager” before deteriorating into guttural discord and pre-hardcoric throat-shredding in “Invasion of the Tribbles.” B-sider “The Secret of Immortality” is yet another permutation, pairing open-air drive-thru pop with pensive ruminations on morality, life, death and Catholic guilt…”

Great wordsmithing, there.  Can’t recall seeing “australopithecine” in a review anytime recently.  Or, like, ever.

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