The Prefab Messiahs | Franz Kafka / Prefab Sun

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Franz Kafka / Prefab Sun

by The Prefab Messiahs

1982 "Wormtown vault extraction" -- two slices of exuberant lo-fi garage-punk-pop released both digitally and as a 7" vinyl single by Almost Ready Records (Brooklyn)
Genre: Pop: Garage Pop
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Cobbwebbed-basement mystery surrounds this early-80s Worcester MA combo that dared (if they were even aware of it) to infuse proto-lo-fi post-punk clatter with drizzles of off-kilter psych and lashings of garage-pop melodicism -- all informed by an attitude combining cryptic social digs, bone-dry wit and Dadaist pranksterism. Anthology Recordings (a one-time digital retailer of rare/collectible music) declared that The Prefab Messiahs "manage to perfectly execute the difficult joining of punk, psych, and garage." Some have waxed less analytically, too: in psych-legend Bobb Trimble's song 'Armour of the Shroud', he wrote 'Well the Rolling Stones come to town / don't throw the Prefab Messiahs out of bounds / God save those dreamers / they're all that's left sometimes.


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