LA Leader Human Frailty Review
Brief positive review of the Human Frailty album.
Author: Conrad Heiney, LA Reader.
Date: 10 October 1986.
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Live, this Australian band is reputed to pack a mean punch; I haven’t seen them myself, but on the strength of their studio material, which is raw and rhythmic, I would bet that you can expect some fireworks during their set this week at the Roxy (Saturday & Sunday) and the Coach House (Thursday). Since 1980, Hunters & Collectors has been pounding out serious rhythms – from their beginnings in industrial percussion, to the more melodic strains of their latest LP on I.R.S, Human Frailty. Their latest lineup still includes horns and keyboards; the bass lines are as heavy as ever, but the songs have increased in sophistication, both melodically and lyrically. “Throw Your Arms Around me” could be a radio hit weren’t it for the incessant tribal rhythm behind the catchy chorus; maybe if we’re lucky, it will succeed anyway. In any case, the Hunters are sure to be loud and raw in their live sets this week.
Thankyou to Stephen for typing out this article for us all to enjoy!