Uterus and Fire
Old Time Relijun
Reviewed by Plutonium
Monday, July 19 1999, 6:15 PM
To get you ready for this CD, first try drinking a jug of mescaline-laced moonshine, and then take a fishing trip to the Columbia River to catch some radioactive crawdads. Then maybe Old Time Relijun's bone-rattling, nervous freak-out will make perfect sense to you. Uterus and Fire is a uniquely over-the-top experiment in punk, including many unique instrumental sounds I've never heard before, such as a very high soprano, and more than a couple of banjos and Jew's harps.
Although the lyric sheet spells out a classical, Evangelically inspired dementia rather plainly (complete with blood, poison, dragons, and snakes), this album's heart and soul is dedicated to water, life, and women. Old Time Relijun's lurching, spasmodic trip really grows on you, and might even become a personal favorite. So be prepared to "start 'splainin" what all the noise is about to the first one who asks.
Uterus and Fire is a K Records release