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Snuff: Greasy Hair Makes MoneyGreasy Hair Makes Money (2003)
10 Past 12

Reviewer Rating: 3


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Snuff's an eclectic band so it's unsurprising that this is an eclectic album. Punk bands have a habit of recording covers in either tribute or jest however the band's motives in choosing these tracks are hard to figure out. It may be a bit of both, however the idea of doing something "weird for the .


Snuff's an eclectic band so it's unsurprising that this is an eclectic album. Punk bands have a habit of recording covers in either tribute or jest however the band's motives in choosing these tracks are hard to figure out. It may be a bit of both, however the idea of doing something "weird for the sake of weird" certainly wouldn't be out of character for Snuff.

The album leads off with "Sound Of The Underground," originally by a group I'd never heard of called Girls Aloud. It turned out my naivety was cultural: Girls Aloud are a pop band that won a British reality-music show circa 2003. However the source of the song is secondary here; Snuff turn it into a blistering example of the melodic Cockney thrash they're known for. It's followed with "A Lovers Concerto" by girl group The Toys and "Song To The Siren" by Tim Buckley. The 60s material gives Duncan a chance to play with some soaring pop chorus', but the songs are instrumentally nothing out of the ordinary for the band.

Covering a Dylan song is generally a bad idea, but I can't find a lot to fault in Snuff's version of "You're a Big Girl Now." They don't exactly break out the acoustics, but there's a melancholy to the group's rendition of the Blood On The Tracks song that's respectful. From there on in the song choices are increasingly unpredictable, including old jazz standard "Bye Bye Blackbird," Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" and a pair of Japanese tracks (by Teruhiko Inoue and Yuji Koga if that means anything to you). In the end though, aside from the language and a few familiar chorus', these 9 tracks are textbook Snuff. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends if you like Snuff, which I do.

While Greasy Hair Makes Money isn't the proper follow up to 2003's Disposable Income, it's sound is classic Snuff and well worth owning for fans. Snuff's ultimate success as a band is that no one sounds quite like them, which is true even when they're playing other musicians' songs.

 

 
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monthegers (February 26, 2010)

Not as good as their Potatoes and Melons (mostly) covers album, but still solid and a must have for any fan of the band. Hard to find, but you can download it in a roundabout way from the 10past12records website. It has the same production sound that Disposable Income has, which was a turn-off for some people (namely the vocals being "sung" more and heavily over-dubbed). If you like this, then check out Duncan's Divas....it's one of Duncan Redmonds' other bands that just does covers - half of which are in Japanese. Anyway, buy this if you can find it.

Anonymous (September 16, 2004)

Snuff are the most underrated band in the history of human existence.

tsunami_boy (February 23, 2004)

you know what you suck!

(billy madison)

Anonymous (February 22, 2004)

I hated Disposeable Income, personally. It depressed me to see Snuff go down the drain like that. Dogpiss and Consumed are great though.
-Danny X

SickBRAAAAH (February 18, 2004)

snuff dogpiss guns n wankers consumed all fucking rule. now if fat would start to release their damn albums again...

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

wow, a review of a good band for a change. now send me this cd so i don't have to mailorder from england.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

i like banana pickles

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

Anyone else think that the Subhumans "Live in a Dive" sounds like Snuff?

Well, I guess its the other way around, but you get the drift.

-sickboi

poopypants (February 17, 2004)

hahah. theres no way these guys are really still around. i don't believe it.

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

but oddly guns and wankers ruled!

Anonymous (February 17, 2004)

snuff suck

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