TO CARDIACS PAGE
What do CARDIACS sound like ?
I'll give you some quotes shall I ?
"Primordial, staggering, speeded up 15th century battle
music, wearing a green ex-army jacket with a little flag of Germany on the
shoulder, waving a half full bottle of some boiled grain product and sleeping
rough under a hedge....Probably"
"CARDIACS sound like a pit-head brass band attempting
to play full-steam punk rock in a gale" are : "mottled,misshapen
and crippled", "the aural equivalent of electro-shock therapy"
and "mental art-rock" they variously suffer from "unfashionable
flakiness" and on occasion "scorching tempo changes" and
resemble the "clenched-teeth mania of the Pixies"
"an unpleasant pot pourri of art rock and nervous white-boy
And my favourite (courtesy Aquarius Records):
"This band is the fucked up, off-kilter, totally difficult and damaged pop
band you've been looking for your whole life.
I kid you not."
Apparently, "Cardiacs" is Catalan for "warm feeling", although it probably means "poo" in Serbo Croat...
Some peoples opinions on first listen are quite negative, some have reacted so badly to hearing certain tunes that they have vowed never to listen to the band again. Ridiculing what they do not understand, the music is often compared to "completely deranged fairground music played by a punk band".
What they don't realise, (and we do) is that it is exactly that and they haven't twigged...
CARDIACS have been heard to express admiration for the following
XTC...DEVO...SEX PISTOLS...GONG...GENESIS...JIM THIRLWELL...GENTLE GIANT