Ade BlackburnJun 23, 2007 Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL

  1. Bookery Reading

Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Catherine Maldonado

The second installment of the Daytrotter Bookery feels sweet and absolutely foreboding. Clinic's Ade Blackburn reads a short poem by a local poet from the band's hometown in Liverpool. There's some gentle gritting of the teeth as the words come from behind Blackburn's surgical mask, though there is neither a confirmation nor a dispelling that the trademark mask was worn during the making of this recitation. A slight and effective programmed overlay sounds like breathy pops at times, but it lends a hypnotic quality to the words of sarcasm and American warlording. Elephants are telling human jokes and America's declaring peace on Russia. What a fucked up quilt. Clinic is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band this year with the just-released disc of b-sides and rarities, Funf. -- Sean Moeller

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