World, The/Inferno Friendship Society - Packed Funeral [LP] (download)
Alternative Tentacles is excited to announce the most recent addition to their one-of-a-kind corral of bands, The World / Inferno Friendship Society! Equal parts punk, soul, klezmer and jazz, replete with horns, piano, guitar and a lot of boys and girls with very sharp teeth, the Brooklyn-based group's must-see stage charisma rivals Slim Cessna's Auto Club. The ensemble has over 40 members, including a guy from Dexys Midnight Runners who's in Black 47 now. Only about seven to thirteen show up at any given time due to parole restrictions, so one never can tell how crowded the dressing room is going to be. In the band's unique punk rock cabaret style, the much anticipated new album This Packed Funeral features their signature critically acclaimed romantic-tangoing / violent break-up-inducing mayhem while combining contrapuntal fugue and the classic hardcore punk sounds of Code Of Honor, TSOL and The Damned. The group is fronted by singer Jack Terricloth, a prison baby who was placed in foster care after being born in the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in Union Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Scott Hollingsworth, co-founding member of this bizarre gang of dangerous loonies, is back on the producer's stool after a fifteen-year hiatus, and will be touring with the band on keys this fall. Veteran member Peter Hess is also back in the fold, and is responsible for the stellar brass arrangement on ''Don't Get Me Started, Don't Get Me Wrong,'' World / Inferno's take on a New Orleans Funeral March.
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