Ultra Fuckers - "Beyond The Fuckless"
(Public Eyesore 2001, #43)
From Aural Innovations #23 (April 2003)
Ultra Fuckers are a Japanese garage punk hardcore thrash bash yer face in band that also explores space rock and psychedelic territory. The music is full of classic punk anger and rebelliousness. The recording quality is pretty terrible but it doesn't really matter because it fits the music perfectly and it's clear these guys can do a lot with a few brain blistering chords. But there are also a few tracks which indicate a space-psych interest. "German Rock Radio II" is a low key tune that includes keyboards and a bit of a Stoner Rock vibe. "Let's Go Space Beach" consists of tripped out punky metallic Krautrock. Imagine a thrash-metal version of early Guru Guru. "Long Number #1" goes completely into space giving me the impression these guys have been influenced by Hawkwind's Space Ritual. "Long Number #2" explores similar realms but is more... dare I say it... melodic. And "D.A.F." is the lone track with decent sound and, while still having punk moments, is a deep space atmospheric exploration that is a full 360 degrees from anything else on the album. The set is only 26 minutes long but I'm left feeling really curious about this band. I'll definitely be exploring them further.
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Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz