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April 06, 1995 - Image 19

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The Michigan Daily - Weekend etc. - Thursday, April 6, 1995 - 7

LOVE 666 will send cupid to you

farmer in a wheat field with blue
skies above it on the front while an
army type in camouflage and hold-
ing an assault weapon stands in the
same wheat field on the back with"
flames filling the sky. I salty tear
might spring from your eye as you
begin to mouth the words "My coun-
try 'tis of thee..."
Related to their view of America
is, apparently, LOVE 666's penchant
for antagonistic themes as well. The
chorus to "U.S.A." is "Everybody's
got a gun," after all. The dangerously
titled "Preparation for Combat" is a
track that starts with some bubbling
feedback and opening samples (or
maybejust whacked-out vocal tracks).
The words "controversy in the rock
world is" and "Love 666" are fol-
lowed by a deeper voice saying "mes-
sage from the underground" in a style
freakishly similar to something that
could be found on a Public Enemy
album of around six years ago. The
main body of the song that follows
this is a monologue taking the form
essentially of a polemic against gov-
ernment as if it was a sermon being
spewed by a revivalistic M.C. 900 Ft.
Jesus, although it's actually by drum-
mer Angel. And, of course, the song
"Take a Chance on Death" has some
obviously grim twists to it. It has all
the dark sensibilities to it of an airline
commercial jingle that is aiming its

advertising towards those who are
suicidal but don't have the guts (or
weaponry) to kill themselves and in-
stead must resort to the round-about
way implicit in an airline whose slo-
gan is "Take a chance on death." The
vocals have almost the same timbre
as that of the people who sing "We
love to fly and it shows." Coinci-
dence? Maybe, but at least it's a work-
ing theory. Maybe it's an even better
guess that it's an ad aimed at the
merely reckless who get their jollies
by facing death via a dangerous plane.
Yet a third possibility is that it is
advertising aimed at people who wish
to kill someone, but not a lot, and so
can send their unfriend or unloved
one on a vacation with their possible
demise in the back of their minds.
But enough about airplanes. LOVE
666 seems to have been on the road
constantly for a couple of years, now.
Anyone who can live in their van for
that long must have a fine bit of live
music developed by this time. How-
ever, if they've actually been on the
road that long, they're probably pretty
stinky, too. No matter. The Blind Pig
always reeks so strongly of smoke
that you won't even be able to taste
your food for the next few days. A
band ripe both aurally and odorly
should thus arouse your attentions
and motivate your sorry self to wan-
der over to South First Street tonight.

These are two of the LOVE 666ers. The third one doesn't seem to show up in their photos.

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