Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960's: #168
8 jazz improvisers get together and see if they can make their instruments sound like weapons, they succeed. The disorienting and at times, frightening chaos found on the titular track somehow seems to be a more devastating critique of the Vietnam era than Bob Dylan or Phil Ochs could ever hope to produce.
The parallels to the coming No Wave movement, as well as noise rock in general, are almost to obvious to point out. But, the sheer ... read more