Arab on Radar

Soak the Saddle

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AllMusic Review by Blake Butler

Soak the Saddle contains jumbled, blathering, and spastic noise rock coupled with vocals shifting in and out of coherence, rambling on about quirky dirty-sex abstractions and childish dirty-diaper themes. Arab on Radar bends the thumbs of music way back -- nearly to the point of breaking -- in the tradition of fellow noise rockers Melt Banana, and with nearly as much chaotic structure as the babbling Storm & Stress. This is experimental art punk with a large set of balls that have been kicked an uncountable number of times; it's messy and discordant, but falls into discernible lines of rock just enough to make some overactive scissor-style punk rock.

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