Model Citizen... Zero Discipline must know what it's like to be unpopular, or at least have an empathy for the unpopular.
That particular empathy , in the wrong hands, can come across as flippant, dismissive and annoying.
Not so with this thing.
The music on offer here has the wiff of being lived with and lived through . Much of it is too obscure to have entertained any notions of being popular.
It's like hanging out with my high school freinds, at their houses, away from the pulsbeat of what was popular.
The kind of freinds I had in the 80's had a kind of private disdain for the popular that was never voiced. If it had been, It would have meant derision and scorn.
Without them I would have no idea of the nuances of Buddy Rich, Genesis, Beatle Bootlegs, Taj Mahal, Brian Eno and the Dixie Dregs.
Had their been such a device as the Giveafuckometer™ (pictured at left) you couldn't tell from these people that it was working.
When held up to the aforementioned guage, Model Citizen... Zero Discipline continues the happy tradition of making more false alarms for Giveafuckometer™ repairmen.
No one told them you shouldn't care about Souxie and the Banshees offshoot "The Creatures", Ian Gillan, The Pump Up The Volume Soundtrack. and Tuff Darts. Thank God for that. And now I'm telling you you should.