The band -- which includes former members of Necktie Party
and Das Happening -- bring a neat, garage rock feel to songs such as "Ghost'' and "You Try.'' There's a freshness that makes them fairly irresistible, and enough punk attitude to give them an edge.
But, really, it was a necktie party
and remains a vigilante's approach to law.
What's harder to skirt around are the rampant clichs of loveable Southern eccentrics and hard-bitten Northerners, it's depiction of blacks (mincing queens from New York, housemaids from Alabama), the way it spends much of its time milking easy laughs out of a lifestyle it then ends up celebrating, and the sheer fantasy that rednecks discovering one of their buddies was gay wouldn't wind up a necktie party
In certain countries, and at certain periods of history, this disagreeable consideration can or could be masked by "swift justice." Straight from the "trial" to the firing squad or the stoning field in Iran or Afghanistan, or directly from Newgate to Tyburn in Merrie England, or right from the hanging judge to the necktie party
on the old frontier.
In Neck-lace Party (South African Necktie Party
), I saw an image of torture, a flaming tire placed around a victim's neck.
They are going to overstep their bounds a little too far one of these days and these boys from the South are going to have a little necktie party
."(14) If Hawaii was "Paradise," as the glossy travel posters had claimed in the days before war had covered its beaches with barbed wire, there was a snake in this paradise, too: "As you know," one man wrote back to the mainland, "most sailors are from Texas and the South.
's music has a soulful undertow, integrating enchanting harmonies and bluesy song stylings into a hypnotic mix.