Dub Narcotic Sound System

Out of Your Mind

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Out Of Your Mind is a disturbingly schizophrenic second full-length release from D.N.S.S. From their swinging first outing, Boot Party, the group has developed a more menacing, scraping guitar sound while keeping some of the bare-bones R&B and funk suppleness which made Boot Party both edgy and thumping. The opener, "Wicked Bad," kicks the album off with a simmering fury, while the second track, "Basemess," funks out with a groovy organ lead. There's even a mellow melodica interlude on "Dub Narcotic's Delight." But the respite is short, as the band plunges right back into its cocky strut on "Sawed-Off." From here on out it's an herb-fueled battle between funk and punk. All of the tracks are held together by the haunting baritone vocals of K Records founder and semi-retired Beat Happening frontman Calvin Johnson. It's not another Boot Party, but D.N.S.S. are still happily and convincingly out of their minds.

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