DESMOND DOOM - Surf-Goth B-Sides
Even more delights from Dark Des!
Not so much ‘b-sides’ as Simply Other Songs, without any relationship woes. ‘Big Brother’ also has some wonderfully jutting bass to underpin the sensible snide lyrics. With thin, wiry guitar ‘Bonnie And Clyde’ has a thoughtful musical air, and similarly solemn vocal sentiments. ‘Μαύρα Σύννεφα (Black Clouds)’ is a total doleful mystery.
‘You'll Never Be A Rockstar (That's Okay)’ is as funny (“You'll never be a rockstar, that's okay. They're all self-important morons, anyway”) as it is logical (“What a whiny twat I must seem. But it's time to wake up from the dream”) and realistic. “All I want is a job that I don't mind.” ‘Sky’ is a lightly gloomy puddle, then the serious ‘Tears Of Mothers’ ends as we began, bemoaning the way the world works. “Cigars and laughter as we die.”