The Vault: The Living Things Get Thrown To The Lions

Jun 11th, 2007 // 2 Comments

livvvv.jpgLiving Things lead singer Lillian Berlin has a reputation for irking would-be fans, whether it’s because of his on-stage political diatribes, or just for excessive fashion-magazine preening. Such factors may be part of the reason why Ahead Of The Lions, the band’s politically minded 2005 album, didn’t exactly start a revolution, but it’s a better-than-you’d expect metal-punk-garage collection: The Iggy-aping “I Owe” is better than anything off that last Stooges album, and “New Year” is plenty menacing:

The Living Things – I Owe [MP3, link expired]
The Living Things – New Year [MP3, link expired]
The Living Things [MySpace]

  1. Bazooka Tooth

    The Iggy-aping “I Owe” is better than anything off that last Stooges album

    Is that like telling someone she’s pretty by saying, “You’re much better looking than Sloth from ‘Goonies’” ?

    I am surprised this band is championed here, I thought the music was bad, and their pretentiousness is even worse.

  2. Bob Loblaw

    T-Retch.

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