Andy Votel

Music to Watch Girls Cry

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Strange title, strange concept, with the Twisted Nerve main man and DJ from Manchester, England, corrupting Andy Williams' nomenclature for this compilation -- and corrupting the listener with a mix that makes like a selector with Tourette's syndrome in its race through no less than 76 tracks in as many minutes. Surely a record-breaker in terms of volume in itself, though Votel somehow matches this unprecedented quantity with an equally impressive quality. Culled from his contributions to Fat City's Counter Culture radio show, the selection sweeps through some truly obscure and often bizarre recordings. Zappa and Beefheart are about as commercial as the content gets, with the track listing less a reflection of the new than a veritable master class in crate-dug obscurity. Think of an aural world where garage rock cuddles up to Kraftwerk, Gainsbourg shakes his booty to Can, and a band named Copper Plated Integrated Circuit penned "Hey Jude." Quite possibly the finest compilation in the world.

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