Melt-Banana   Scratch or Stitch
3.3 Release Date: 1996
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3.5 greatMichael Freitag | August 20th 07

The best way I could describe Scratch or Stitch is with this hypothetical situation: Deerhoof being tasked by producer Merzbow to cover only the punkiest, most raucous Sonic Youth numbers at double speed and oh, dearest Satomi, please yell some strange little English phrases while you're at it. Unfortunately, even that kind of situation still doesn't describe this album in full - the series of noisy blasts clocking in all under 30 seconds ("Test: Ground 1" through "His Name Is Mickey") are like unto a row of men with dynamite plungers cued at random by starter pistols. I must admit, though... even at their strangest, there's simply something about Melt Banana that is hopelessly catchy and utterly addicting, and I almost want to sing along with Yasuko O. (if it weren't for the fact that doing so would probably shatter my voice).

Barely longer than half an hour, and with only four tracks breaking the 2-minute mark, anybody looking for contiguity and coherency should download certain choice tracks ("Disposable Weathercock", "Pigeons on My Eyes" and maybe a couple others) and continue on with their merry lives. However, anybody looking for an album of entertaining, frenetic bursts of Noise-Rock, look no further, for your weirdo saviors are here.


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0.0 Funeral | August 27th 12

worst vocals ever

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3.5 greatDeliciousGoat | November 1st 14
3.5 greatChoam Nomsky | October 29th 14
3.5 greatrattboi | May 20th 14
3.5 greatmodulor | May 19th 14
3.5 greatEmotional, Beautiful, Evocative, Otherworldly... | May 13th 14
3.5 greatbeenees | May 4th 14
3.0 goodSpookySkeletman | February 16th 14
3.5 greatSithese | February 12th 14
4.5 superbloveforeverchanges | January 3rd 14
2.0 poorMootgut | December 12th 13
2.5 averageKingsLeadHat | November 22nd 13
3.5 greatDazSkunk | November 6th 13
3.5 greatthatdamnpunk | October 27th 13
4.0 excellentdave the loser | October 18th 13
2.0 poorMr. Lean Mug | October 17th 13
3.5 greatPhate72 | October 16th 13
4.5 superbOwen | October 15th 13
3.5 greatDanielNightLewis | October 12th 13
3.5 greatsramisetty | August 13th 13
1.0 awfulHipster9000 | June 21st 13
3.5 greathevnbsideu | May 29th 13
4.0 excellentGeehhh | May 28th 13
2.0 poordustinodell | February 26th 13
4.0 excellentSimon Killip | January 5th 13
5.0 classicm1r0k0v | July 7th 12
3.0 goodVagitarianZombie | June 27th 12
3.5 greatKeyserSoze | June 3rd 12
4.0 excellentMrLizzad | May 28th 12
4.0 excellentIsolation | February 27th 12
4.5 superbaaron k | February 5th 12
4.0 excellentdiscovolante | December 29th 11
3.0 goodBruscolino | November 25th 11
2.0 poorstabbler | November 13th 11
3.0 goodDave Yarkovsky | August 10th 11
4.0 excellentPaprikaDjango | April 5th 11
2.5 averagehavinakip | December 25th 10
1.5 very poorJapsu | December 3rd 10
4.0 excellentratowitz | November 26th 10
3.0 gooddreamobile | November 11th 10
3.0 goodparf | October 31st 10
3.5 greatsappukei | October 18th 10
2.0 poorAntiquity | August 7th 10
4.0 excellentdevouredbyvegans | June 18th 10
3.0 goodSDFalco | May 31st 10
1.0 awfulBen Smith | May 29th 10
3.5 greatSmevin Bravis | February 9th 10
4.0 excellentElvisChrist | December 12th 09
3.0 goodavestin | October 17th 09
3.5 greatCeziria | October 7th 09
4.0 excellentThe Unseen One | September 15th 09
3.5 greatdarthsketch | September 10th 09
3.0 goodShpongle | September 1st 09
3.5 greatsleepisacurse | July 14th 09
3.5 greatchaosizme | July 8th 09
4.5 superblonglivemetal | June 24th 09
3.0 goodmrfixit | April 23rd 09
4.5 superbMatthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General | March 28th 09
4.5 superbtrm989 | March 21st 09
4.5 superbKittensandScorpions | December 8th 08
4.0 excellentGeorge Menhal III | October 13th 08
1.0 awfulBen Smith | October 12th 08
4.0 excellentgaber01 | March 3rd 08
2.5 averageFeedbacker | February 1st 08
3.0 goodBoilermaker | December 26th 07
2.0 poorhotfoot64 | December 16th 07
2.0 poorzach | November 15th 07
2.0 poortuff | October 30th 07
5.0 classicLindhorst | October 23rd 07
4.0 excellentbananaoracle | September 9th 07

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