BLACK TIME- Midnight World LP
The point is talent over ability, ideas over proficiency, energy over competence — action, time, and vision. Add some musical instruments to this confusion and the resulting mess is Black Time — shambolic but passionate, hollerin’ and wailin’ at the dying of the red light. If you pay attention to zines, blogs and websites dedicated to sub-underground rock, then no doubt you are aware that Black Time have been getting favorably compared to Crime, Pussy Galore, The Electric Eels, The Cramps and The Fall. A string of hopelessly limited edition vinyl 7-inches and 12-inches have stoked the fire. The hype is justified in this case, as Midnight World, the band’s second full-length, is the perfect marriage of chug-a-lug, primeval drumming, opaque layers of guitars, new wave cinema references, ’60s and ’70s punk, lo-fi static and overwrought vocals from frontman Lemmy Caution.