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What a Waster (2007)


The Moldy Peaches – Unreleased Cutz and Live Jams 1994-2002
If you caught the Strokes Irish debut in the Temple Bar Music Centre last summer, then you’ll surely remember their bizarre support act that night, the Moldy Peaches. Adam and Kimya performed a set of infantile anti-folk, dressed as Robin Hood and the Easter Bunny respectively. ‘Unreleased Cutz’ runs to an unnecessarily comprehensive 55 tracks. There are woefully inferior versions of their best songs: the insanely catchy Who’s Got The Crack?; the eerily prophetic NYC’s A Graveyard; and the unbearably poignant Nothing Came Out (still their finest moment). There are desperately unfunny covers of bad songs: Two Princes by the Spin Doctors and even I Wanna Be A Hulkamaniac by Hulk Hogan (I kid you not). And there are 50 other pieces of crap I listened to so you don’t have to. (The Slate, 2002) N.B. I was one of the main writers for Dublin freesheet The Slate from 2001 until it finished in 2003. If you read anything about music in that magazine (and it wasn’t about Tall Paul or some dance shite), I probably wrote it.

October 22nd, 2010.

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