Jad Fair

We Are the Rage

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Shapir-O'Rama is one of Kim Rancourt's bands--he of When People Were Shorter And Lived Near The Water fame. On WE ARE THE RAGE Shapir-O'Rama teams up with Jad Fair and the two sing in front of a roiling trio--sort of like a two-thirds size Three Dog Night from an alternate universe. There are a whopping 23 songs on WE ARE THE RAGE, but one of them in particular demands special mention. "I Comb My Hair With My Hand" struts, spits and fills three minutes of your life with everything a song should while woofers and tweeters proceed to displace air in your house. The song is pure rock & roll--it's a brag and a taunt, it's full of tipsy swagger. It's the shorthand of lust and desire. It's everything that rock & roll promised it would be but hardly ever is. If you buy this album for that song alone, you'll be better for it, but you'll fall under the spell of the rest of it as well.

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