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Charlie Ainley

  • Bang Your Door [Nemporer, 1978] B+

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Bang Your Door [Nemporer, 1978]
The title cut is the raunchiest fuck-me song in years, and the funniest: when Charlie bellows, "I don't want you to fix my bed," the Misdemeanors chirp back, "I'm not." It just doesn't quit, and nothing else here comes up to it. But the overall level of rancor, humor, and genre experiment is gratifyingly high for what is basically an English r&b album. Bang on. B+