Thee Fine Lines
“She’s Kind of Evil” b/w “It’s Over Now” 7”
Last time Thee Fine Lines were reviewed here at GM it was the band’s most excellent all-instrumental EP. These songs bring them crashing and stomping back to the Bo Diddley/Kinks/Billy Childish style they’ve used so well over time. It’s amazing how well and how often they find variations on such a simple sound. The benefits of doing so are so obvious to me that I’ve had a difficult time coming up with things to say about this fine platter. Brevity may the soul of wit but when it comes to writing music reviews, it, brevity, getting to the point, carries the implication that something is lacking in the subject matter; can’t be very good because it didn’t provoke much thought. My favorite exception being this assessment, taken from some guitar magazine, of Yes’ Big Generator: “No.” Back to Thee Fine Lines: cool record with equally cool cover art that looks like early MAD.
— Mike Faloon