No Cause for Concern? Issue #8 | October 1983 | Page 20 | Porcelain Forehead record review

Porcelain Forehead

"Right Now the World Needs a Clear Head" e.p.

Well it's about time! Porcelain Forehead is the first Ottawa band involved in the "underground" music scene to put out some vinyl in a long time. There has recently been a compilation with three Ottawa bands on it -- one of which is Porcelain Forehead -- but this e.p. is their own project and it's a good one.

The production on this is of a much higher quality than what's on the "Blender Mix" compilation, which may have something to do with the fact that these tracks were recorded in a studio instead of in a basement. The guys in the band seem to have put more into it too.

There are six songs on the e.p. (all different than the ones on the compilation) and as I've said before, their style is very hard to describe. It goes from slower, sleazy funk riffs to all-out thrash and most songs incorporate more than one style. So there's lots of variety there and the lyrics are interesting too. Many themes are covered but the lyrics are often very cryptic which leaves lots of room for personal interpretation (there's a handy lyric sheet inside).

Good stuff!

- J.F.

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