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Wednesday, Dec 22 2004
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (AP) -- Hip underground label Load Records has released the new offering by Bay Area heavies Burmese just in time for the mad holiday rush. This "22-minute peep show of infantile erotica," as one SF Weekly critic calls it, consists of six tracks featuring the group's gratuitously violent metal-plated low-end noise attack, as exemplified by the plodding "Rapewar," the crunching march of black boots titled "Preyer," and the mind-freak closer, "Just Say Cunt." "Separating Burmese's provocative song titles from the actual music leaves little for the ears to actually enjoy save a rather pedestrian interpretation of early-'90s noise-rock," explains local salsa musician Rico Habas. "I personally found Spears' '(Hit Me) Baby One More Time' video -- the one where she plays a little fuck-me-hard Catholic schoolgirl -- to be a more vivid, spicier pedophiliac nightmare than Burmese's," quips Tenderloin prostitute Cookie Platter. "These dudes got, like, what, two basses and two drum sets and they still can't bust the mutant groove? This shit's weak," bemoans a longtime Haight Street denizen known locally as Wizard.

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