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Prefab Messiahs, The / Peace Love & Alienation
Album:Peace Love & Alienation Collection:General
Artist:Prefab Messiahs, The Added:12/2011
Label:Fixed Identity 

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Add Date:2012-02-05 Pull Date:2012-04-08 
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Album Review
Deniz Cebenoyan
Reviewed 2012-02-01 
The Prefab Messiahs / “Peace, Love & Alienation” / Fixed Identity

These are 8 remastered songs from the early 80s apparently. Lo-fi as heck, punk male vocals, very fun feel. Often times, a casiotone or just synth beat in the background. The real punch comes in the great guitar/synth soloing, really really great. Some really fantastic melodies, some of which even sound like improvised solos. Really great. Evokes genre sounds from the 60s, 70s, 80s. Not a bad track on the album, even the short ones. Enjoy!

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Favorite tracks: 3, 1, 5, 6
Individual track reviews continued inside.

1. *3:10 Spoken words in beginning background, catchy casiotone beat, great guitar noodling, punk vocals - cool!
2. 3:13 Very lo-fi doo-wop (occasional wooo wooo wooos) meets punk, synth tone in background which solos for a bit toward the end.
3. *3:05 Slower, really great melancholy synth melody over casiotone beat, vocals hard to distinguish, but such a nice general eerie sound. Live, so sound quality is a bit off.
4. 0:56 Sounds like they’re just saying “donut world” to a bass beat.
5. *3:05 Upbeat, and singing, and harmonies! Get out! 80s pop meets lo-fi pseudo punk. Electric guitar solo followed by synth solo!
6. *0:50 Great downtempo distorted beat, big drums, minor key soloing, effectsing, awesoming.
7. 3:13 Background sounds like a lo-fi “If you’re going to San Francisco”, harmonized chorus, pretty standard song.
8. 5:21 Uptempo, eerie tempo, sounds like the background to a high speed cop chase from the 70s. Intentionally dramatic doubled male vocals warning of the evils of Satan.

Deniz Cebenoyan

Track Listing
1.Beyond All That 5.Desperately Happy
2.Cousin Artie 6.Prefab City Dub
3.Sacred Cow 7.Don't Go To The Party
4.Rice 4 A Shiek 8.The 16th Track