Grabba Grabba Tape, Kurt Kobaya y G.R.O.X. Man Odia Nirvana

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Chaos rock at its finest!

The debut from Madrid duo Grabba Grabba Tape opens with a round of applause and spends the next seventeen minutes feverishly earning it. White hot, revved-up, manic and out-of-control, Grabba Grabba combine robo-vocals with clattering instrumentation to thrilling results. Their songs are sheer exhilaration: "Coronel Macchiato" moves so fast it sounds like it's going to come unglued at the seams; the eloquently titled "aai Ajja: Juanlumigas en los Ojos" is all bash and howl, big stabs of organ and asylum-style vocals; thirty-seven seconds into "Bue Da Fixe", a kids choir bursts into the center of the song. Kurt Kobaya is full of moments like this, a ridiculous Day-Glo record that never slows down or keeps quiet.