NoMeansNo - Wrong !
NoMeansNo - Wrong
It's Catching Up / Up The Tower / Brainless Wonder / Tired of Waiting / Stocking / The End Of All Things / Big Dick / Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue / Rags and Bones / Oh No! Bruno / All Lies
For Wrong, Nomeanso reeled things in a bit for a slightly more focused and honed sound and ended up transcending nearly everything they had done before. But considering the band has continually challenged and redefined themselves, it probably came as suprise to no one.
Overall, Wrong is chock full of some of the most aggressive, powerful and crushing of the band's material. The middle section of the album contains one of the most solid core of songs ever to make it through a recording session: "The End of All Things", "Big Dick", "Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue", "Rags and Bones" and "Oh No! Bruno!". I dare you to play this quintet of songs loudly and not find rock bliss. "Big Dick" is a unique number that is a throwback to the early days of the band with a heavy, looping bassline and absolutely manic drumming from John Wright and absolutely no guitar.
The changeup in rhythm right before the end is guaranteed to move your body. "Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue" is a extremely fast, bruising thrash-punk song that culminates in a two note guitar solo break. Live, this song has become legendary with a huge build up to the anti-climatic solo. A total treat. "Oh No! Bruno!" proves there still is life in three chord fast punk (years before it became fashionable) but naturally add the Nomeansno technical touch to it. Wrong also contains a couple of the Nomeansno signature epics: "The Tower" and "All Lies". The one drawback to "All Lies" is that it follows the Fabulous Five and is somewhat of a letdown. But only slightly.
Wrong proved all was right in the Nomeansno world in 1989 and even a decade later this material is still downright amazing and close to achieving perfection. A must have for anyone who can fathom cerebral and primal punk played with a progressive rhythmic edge.(John Chedsey)
MPC~278kbs encoded alwrong.