David Wrench is a super tall 6'5", albino Welsh electroclash crusader. After a
variety of careers he has lately earned his keep as a studio producer and
engineer. His clients have included Beth Orton, Ian McCulloch and British Sea Power. It seems as if his time behind the studio desk has been worthwhile.
Superhorny opens with a stampede of whiplash drums, cheap sleazy synths and
a elastic bass line. Wrench's voice is pitched somewhere between Jarvis Cocker
and that little disco pervert Momus. It's high energy disco, tight and
taut with a suitable cynical and snide lyric. Desire thwarted by "eight pints
of Stella". If The Streets were a little more arty and less, well, street. Think
Pulp's indie realism drunk on a cocktail of Babysham and cheap brandy.
an Albert Square Pet Shop Boys raised on the Sunday Sport.
The B-side Fuck You And Your War On Terror is an oddity - a disco protest song.
It's a left over from an unreleased EP that included and electroclash cover of
Creep by Radiohead. The miserly Mr Yorke didn't like the interpretation, so it was shelved. It's a shame - a stomping hardcore version of Creep
would have been the perfect soundtrack to Tony Blair's nightmares.