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Now if you don't know about Alice Donut join the ranks of Donutdom. Alice Donut is simply one of the best bands in these here United States, a guitar-heavy mix of aggression, silliness, and weirdness in fairly equal parts. What they also do is write some great songs, and singer Tomas Antona is one of rock and roll's great frontmen. On this record, Alice Donut makes the pop classic "My Boyfriend's Back" a ragin', rockin' slab of sleaze and danger. Don't miss this one!
Having heard that Alice Donut had not only lost their deal with Alternative Tentacles but had broken up as well, I was heartened to see this single turn up in the mail and watch the band return to the club scene. "Demonologist" is classic Donut, with Tom Antona's screwy nasaloid vocal wailing about spirits with his usual psycho abandon. The band's terminal deconstruction of "My Boyfriend's Back" will probably set 60's music backů oh, about 30 years. Right about where it belongs.
- Jersey Beat
Currently high on campus charts across the USA, this involves a troupe of inspired sickos gleefully beating every speck of decency out of an innocent Sixties girlie-group ditty until it's....well, if not black and blue, then at least very dark and not very happy. It's marvelous to discover that such activity can win masses of hearts and minds in the America of George Bush and Tipper Gore.
This "My Boyfriend's Back" seems like a gay revenge fantasy, in which the male singer's boyfriend is cast as a singularly uncompromising avenging angel . "My Boyfriends Back and he's got the Black and Decker" is one of its more subtle threats.
Things are done to guitars that would make Q readers weep, and I'd very much like to try whatever drug it took to get the backing vocals sounding like that. Crude, childish, and irresistible.
- Melody Maker
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