Master-Dik (2016 reissue)
fractured tape hiss beats that almost call to mind a significantly mutated beastie boys in place of steve shelley’s usual raucous pounding and wild, swinging Thurston moore guitar – right from the off ‘master-dik’ is anything but just another album.
Next the band tackle The Ramones' 'Beat On The Brat', in a meeting of two NYC institutions. It's about as faithful a cover as you could imagine, featuring a Thurston vocal that borders on outright Joey Ramone impersonation. It is of course, awesome. After some interview recording about the Jesus And Mary Chain, a live version of 'Master Dik' kicks off, featuring a howlingly wide of the mark cover of 'Ticket To Ride' and general SY performance high jinks with a bit of stand-up from Thurston. The remainder of the EP collects a number of short-form vignettes, including the collage piece 'Ringo/He's On Fire/Florida Oil Drums/Westminster Chimes' and a miscellany of ephemera including a spot of guitar noodling followed by Thurston throwing down human beatboxing while repeatedly declaring himself to be "funky fresh".
- Beat on the Brat
- Under the Influence of The Jesus and Mary Chain
- Ticket to Ride/Master-Dik (version)/Introducing the Stars
- Ringo/He's on Fire/Florida Oil Drums/Westminster Chimes
- Chinese Jam
- Vibrato/Guitar Lick/Funky Fresh
- Our Backyard