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Crap Detectors: That's- the-way-it-is lyrics
The Crap Detector's newest album, Diseases on
Display has arrived in time for summer. This is the
sixth record for the Lincoln-based band that is
composed of: Jim Jacobi vocals, guitar, composer;
Craig Kingery vocals, bass; Gene Lessman
drums and Rex Keeler guitar (on T-Shirt).
The Crap Detector's sound is rock-n-roll, at times,
the overtones can be psychedelic, rhythm and blues,
punk or country. They have been compared with
Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Frank Zappa.
Jacobi, as composer of the music and lyrics, play3
an integral part in the nature of the band's sound.
His lyric3 are to the point blunt. You won't find
him mincing words for the sake of appearance.
Side one of Diseases on Display starts off with the
only piece not penned by Jacobi. The Shape of
Things To Come," was originally written and per
formed by Max Frost and the Troopers, for the film,
Wild in the Streets." This version of the sixties song
is bolstered by the shout-singing vocals of The Hoop
Shots " A fun song.
Other notable cuts on side one are "Feeling
Amputee a mournful song of a broken relationship
that talks of trying to amputate the pain, and "She
Wouldn't Stop," which gives one the sense of being
driven down a road by the bass and includes some
"Mundane," might depress or humor you, depending
on your state of mind. The lyrics tell of a predictable
mundance existence while they rhyme in a similarly
predictable way. ("You're really mundane; Don't
feci any pain; That 's where you 'U remain. ")
Side two is my favorite. It includes the title song,
"Diseases on Display," T-Shirt," "Marie's Oasis," and
"Video-Eyes Arlene Airline." "Arlene Airline" has
an uplifting, body moving tempo. Jacobi says that it
was intended as a parody of Joan Jett (former
Runaway's member); ("Arlene Airline you're so
sublime; Arlene Air line looking so fine; You 'd better
run, run, run, runaway; Run, run, run, run
away . . .
Jacobi's lyrics show a humorous view of society's
pitfalls and idiocies. He never glosses over the not-so-good
or not-so-nice but, instead, faces up to it as
reality, buffered by a grain of humor and a pinch of
"Diseases on Display," belongs in the collection of
all Crap Detector fans and I also recommend it to
those brave souls who dare try to enlarge their
horizons by buying an album that they are not
thoroughly familiar which is not totally top 40.
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