Sarandon, The Age Of Reason

Chuck Eddy

By Chuck Eddy

on 07.28.11 in Reviews

Alternating tracks with skits featuring a pub-soused middle-aged curmudgeon named Big Trev grumbling about how lovely people give him no respect, three likewise middle-aged outland-Brit post-post-punks favor rhythm over melody like indie’s ’80s never ended. Leicester guitarist Crayola rants with dry wit while jaggedly channeling the Gang of Four’s Andy Gill, and the high-speed pogo-funk of Leeds/Mekons drummer Tom Greenhalgh and Manchester/Big Flame bassist Alan Brown uncoils with staccato precision and sufficient concision to remind you how the Minutemen got their name.