MITSOOBISHY JACSON "Boys Together Out Rageously"
(Heaven Hotel 1999, HH99019)
Songs (click on the -icons
for audio) 1.
2. Mitsoobishy Jacson
4. Let's go swinging
5. Violence (don't fail me now)
6. Compilation tape
7. Memory Fast
8. Brink Returns
9. Jesus Cried
10. Dirty Cowboy
11. Map To The Stars
12. Put Your Love Jacket On
13. Foodchain of love
14. Mountain Glider
16 : For Your Recycling Heart
17 : My Favourite Crime
Written by Peter Houben, Mauro Pawlowsky & Paskal Deweze
- Peter Houben
- Mauro Pawlowsky
- Paskal Deweze
- Guy Van Nueten (keyboards)
- Hermand Houbrechts (drums)
Artwork : Herman Houbrechts (Beeldzorg)
"It's all a lot of horseshit and no blue pearls" sings Mitsoobishy
Jacson on "Map To The Stars".
A very apt conclusion of this cd, some might argue, especially those who are currently
waging a campaing against the "Antwerp scene". Because although there
are only imported Antwerpians on this album (Peter Houben is from Nemo,
Mauro Pawlowski is from Venus and Paskal
Deweze from Werchter), this is a typical example of what the Dutch call "the
Antwerp school". "Arty Farty", rambling from one style to another,
desperately trying not to become tóo popular, poppy & catchy yet contrary
at the same time ... all these qualities/flaws apply heavily to "Boys Together
Out Rageously" by Mitsoobishy Jacson (the title and name alone!). But before
jumping to conclusions, one should know that "Horseshit" is about the
only dioxine-free manure available in this crazy country for the time, and that
this album is completely filled with "Blue Pearls".
These blokes have learnt the trick of writing a catchy song quite well. Just as
on for example "Profools" by compadre Daan, they
seem to produce catchy tunes with the same ease as Geert Hoste ruins his jokes.
At least half of the songs on this cd is the kind of song that should become a
radio-hit, but won't.
Excellent fodder for the music-critics also, who are ROTFLTAO with the shameless
and endearing way in which Mauro & co dare to ridiculize themselves. Listen
for example to "Mountain Glider"
- in which barking on top of a great funky bassline turns into a terrible smoker's
cough - or to "Insatiable"
- about one "Lesbian 16 in a jacuzzi or to "Brink Returns", to
name just the three most insane track on the album.
Better not listen though to songs such as "Beer", "Dirty Cowboy",
"Foodchain of Love", opener "Lena Love" and the "bonustrack"
"For your Recycling Heart", because these songs turn and dally all the
way to absolutely nowhere.
There also a number of gorgeous track on it, such as the fragile "Map
to the stars",
or the song "Mitsoobishy Jacson"
- somthing about weed, but also with the beautiful line "Buy a parachute
the color of the sky, a running joke for you and I" - or "Violence (Don't
Fail Me Now)" and "Jesus Cried" - Beatles on the Dender - "Compilation
- Lou Reed in a happy mood - or to "Memory Fast" - à la Mad Dog
Loose. And give yourself in.
In short : when it comes to these kinds of albums, I'm absolutely "Insatiable".
Long Live Mitsoobishy, and give a drink to Jacson as well.
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This Album in the Press
- BVD in Het Nieuwsblad, May 29: "Also on this cd, MJ doesn't exactly
give the impression that it is desperately striving towards world-domination.
The cd feels a bit shabby and has a high we're-just-doeint-something-no-matter-what
factor. ... MJ hardly reminds of Metal Molly,
even less so of Nemo and completely not of Evil
Superstars, but so what. The group brings pretty melodies that excell through
their simplicity. An ode to popmusic."
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