The Fall

Touch Sensitive [Maxi Single]

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Oddly catchy and exciting, "Touch Sensitive" is like Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues" mated with Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll (Part 2)." It's every bit as weird and wonderful as that description sounds. The grinding "Antidote" has a similarly enormous drum sound, and is buried in an amount of echo that even Phil Spector might find excessive, both of which are a little odd considering that the song is otherwise just one of Mark E. Smith's incomprehensible rants. The seven-minute dance mix of "Touch Sensitive" adds absolutely nothing to the song's merits, though. In fact, one can only hope that the dance mix clich├ęs used to lengthen the song are being employed ironically.

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