Polysics – New Wave Jacket / My Sharona (CD Review)

Tokyo’s most mental of pop/rock/new wave/punk experimentalists are releasing a double A-side of their own ‘New Wave Jacket’ and a cover of The Knack’s ‘My Sharona’. In ‘New Wave Jacket’ Polysics combine Shonen Knife style vocals with punk screams, robotized choruses, guitar solos and keyboard weirdness into a brilliantly vibrant song whose meaning may not be clear but it won’t half get you dancing.


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For the second A-side Polysics give us a cover version that is so far removed from the original it is almost unrecognisable until the disparate chords are pulled together and the robot begin to sing again. It becomes a frantic bastardisation of the original that is as strange as it is brilliant.


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Label : Sur La Plage

Release Date : 11 October 2004

Website : www.polysics.com

Tracklisting

  • New Wave Jacket
  • My Sharona

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