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Wednesday
May232012

TRONICS - Love Backed By Force

Full of simply-strummed songs and aggressively apathetic vocals that prefigure mid-'80s acts like Beat Happening and The Vaselines, Ziro Baby and Gaby de Vivienne's 1981 LP's hand in the secret history of indie-rock is made clear with this reissue, stumbling and swaggering along with enough behind-the-beat bongo tapping to either drive you nuts or charm you senseless.

"With singing based more on style than skill, clever retoolings of classic rock and folk forms, witty lyrics and drums that sound like they're playing plastic buckets (but barely managing to keep time), this record stands as a precursor to entire categories of late-'80s/early-'90s indie rock." - A Personal Miscellanarium

"These songs sound like they were banged out in one take straight into the recorder, which is probably the truth. But there’s this brutal honesty and youthful exuberance that very few bands have ever been able to replicate throughout all of the Tronics recordings, and it’s never more noticeable and fully realized than on Love Backed By Force." - eMusic

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