Semiotically endowed guitarist for blazin' groin-driven soul-punk explosion No Dynamics, who warm up the Lee's Palace crowd for the Slits Saturday (October 28).
Rev. Utah Smith
on Slide Guitar Gospel (1944-1964)
'As idealized a portrait of exactly what gospel should be as exists anywhere. Aside from his transcendent slide playing and monstrous vocals, Smith actually donned massive angel wings and ran up and down the aisles of his church while playing.'
'This Asian-Icelandic woman combines the Shaggs' unselfconsciousness with the intensity of Diamanda Galas and the disgusting sexual ethos of Texas Terri, backed by porno movie MIDI instrumentation. Her MySpace top 24 (myspace.com/leoncie) looks like a Kenneth Anger film. One of a kind!'
'Okay, Matt doesn't have an album out yet, but he should. He alters my perception of what music can be almost every time I see him play.'