The Grid

Swamp Thing

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The sticker on the front of this German half-hour EP states "Der hit mit dem banjo" and, sure enough, it's got dem banjo all over the place, playing speedily rhythmic variations on the usual bluegrass riffs. Unfortunately, the banjo is the only interesting or unique thing about this disc, which is otherwise completely standard techno with nothing unusual or memorable about it. The Grid's Dave Ball was one half of Soft Cell but, unfortunately, this group's one hit will not be as beloved in decades to come as that group's "Tainted Love" has proven to be. The three lengthy remixes don't add enough variety to sustain either dancing or listening interest.

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