Imagine Elvis eating a fried-peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the Autobahn and you might have an idea what “Toad” by Viagra Boys sounds like. This is classic bad-boy-on-a-tear behaviour (“I’ma keep a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ / And drinkin’ liquor and gettin’ high”), but what makes it interesting is the repetition and restraint in the track. Saxophones, synthesizers and guitars keep a-chuggin’ along and never quite explode, giving plenty of space for Sebastian Murphy to slobber all over the microphone. Elvis hasn’t left the building yet and I hope he never does. Listen via Year 0001.

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