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Fatal Flying Guilloteens - Quantum Fucking (A Fictitious Real Life Account of Young Love in the Streets) (Cover Artwork)

Fatal Flying Guilloteens

Fatal Flying Guilloteens: Quantum Fucking (A Fictitious Real Life Account of Young Love in the Streets)Quantum Fucking (A Fictitious Real Life Account of Young Love in the Streets) (2007)
Frenchkiss Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Houston, TX's Fatal Flying Guilloteens are another band in the beautiful line of acts taking Drive Like Jehu's manic, guitar-driven energy and condensing it into sub-three-minute, frantic, spastic bursts. However, FFG have actually been around since the early 2000s or so, dismantling punk-fueled pos.
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Houston, TX's Fatal Flying Guilloteens are another band in the beautiful line of acts taking Drive Like Jehu's manic, guitar-driven energy and condensing it into sub-three-minute, frantic, spastic bursts. However, FFG have actually been around since the early 2000s or so, dismantling punk-fueled post-hardcore its elders perfected a decade earlier with the same nods here to the Jesus Lizard as they've carried all along.

On Quantum Fucking (A Fictitious Real Life Account of Young Love in the Streets), an effort just as economical as most any of the band's past work, the music finds a variety of vocalists (three-fifths of the band handle the job) snarling over angular, beaten guitars, from stop-start palm-mutes ("Reveal the Rats") to call-and-response dirges ("The Siren"). All along the way is a noisy, twisted sense of melody, with all the band's vocalists taking turns with the lead; all have vaguely similar characteristics, but having each contribute a little something keeps Fucking from becoming stale, with enough pitch range among the four to really get a weird but unique feel.

Despite the aforementioned overall strength of the vocals, the guitars really carry Fucking well. They temper the band's aggression into erratic, jumpy numbers that spit a little vitriol while retaining enough for the next track, seemingly referencing everything from Dischord and SST to Touch & Go.

Quantum Fucking may be a bit one-dimensional, but it's still a shifty, grooving and frenetic listen, all wrapped up in a tight half-hour.

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SilentStorms (October 22, 2007)

I just checked the link out, and man I ain't digging this. It sounds like a sloppy version of The Paper Chase with crappy Meth & Goats vocals. 4/10.

The Paper Chase - 6.5/10
Meth & Goats - 8/10

DrGunn (October 19, 2007)

wu-tang flying guilloteen chops off your fucking head?

eyeslikebombs (October 19, 2007)

Aiyyo, the Wu is back
Makin niggaz go BO BO!, like on Super Cat
Me fear no one, oh no, here come
The Wu-Tang shogun, killer to the eardrum!

thomas7155 (October 19, 2007)

a little something keeps Fucking from becoming stale

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. that made me giggle.

icapped2pac (October 18, 2007)

Score is for making the name of your band a Wu-Tang lyrical reference.

SilentStorms (October 17, 2007)

I've wanted to hear these guys for a long time. Sounds like they may be similar to Phoenix Bodies, Oktober Skyline and The Great Redneck Hope. When I get home I'm streaming these bad boys like a muafucka.

Slater (October 16, 2007)

This label generally releases great stuff, so I might have to check this out.

Speaking of which, the new Les Savy Fav is fucking tremendous. I'd (maybe) only put Inches in front of it in terms of quality, so I guess that makes it my favorite proper album of theirs.

Scruffy (October 16, 2007)

I know it's not really that close, but the cover art reminds me of NoMeansNo's last album.

xote (October 16, 2007)

I really really want to hear this.

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