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Uber Rock: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Sometimes you get a record to review and it just has you scratching your head wondering what the fuck have I just listened to. Well, lo and behold MFC Chicken has just done that as a chicken based album has just driven me cluckin' mad.
So with a retro swinging beat (well it is on Dirty Water Records after all) the music is delivered with aplomb and some of the sax playing is superb, but what's with the chicken based tunes, really?

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Pure Rawk: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

If you're one of those old-skool garage fans who are waiting for King Salami and the Cumberland Three to put out their next album then I think I may have just found a quick temporty fix for you while we wait.  Also on the Dirty Water label, there's more than a passing resemblence between MFC Chicken and the aforementioned King Salami and co.  Except instead of being fixated on sausages, these guys, as their name suggests (they're named after a takeaway over in Holloway), have a bit of an obessession with chicken.  Seriously, if someone hasn't tried to link the two bands up on a 'sausages 'n' chicken' tour already then the matter relly needs to be rectified asap.

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Dig It!: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

The second delivery from these Londoners drive. by a singer and explosive saxophonist. They finally adopted a slogan-like self-awarded title: "Making the music the Sonics were listening to." It is a playground marked by Johnny & the Hurricanes and Little Richard wholesale, with a detour via a frantically plucked "Chicken Shack" by Amos Molburn.

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Listen With Monger: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Trying to explain the phenomenon that is MFC Chicken to the uninitiated is tantamount to arguing for the need to wear to tie with a man who doesn't own a shirt. I would assert, however, that there is a great need for MFC Chicken in this world than there is for the neck tie - although I'm sure the band would disagree as they are far snappier dressers than this humble blogger. This second Long Player from the London based, multi-national group is not a far stretch from their first but then again, if ain't broke why the hell fix it?

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Ye Imp: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Rock and Roll Bloodnok style! North London’s finest poultry obessed combo have released their second platter of inspired lunacy, and my what a greasy splattered platter it is. Recorded in beautifully mono and featuring sax so oily it should be scooped up, whacked on yer barnet and fashioned into a DA this is the first record that I’ve heard this year that does strange things to my internal organs.

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1537: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

What do you get if you combine the talents of a Canadian, a Brazilian, a Mancunian, a Czech Jewish Indian Londoner, all playing real unfettered rock and roll and add a Reverend on keyboards? the answer my friend isn’t blowin’ in the wind, it sits right here on my turntable and it makes me dance like nothing else on earth, it is MFC Chicken Music For Chicken.

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1537: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Okay boys and girls, I’m done with playing nice here.  I have previously extolled the virtues of MFC Chicken Music For Chicken to you, the 1537 Album of the Year for 2012* and it has come to my attention that some of you have not rushed out and bought it yet, even though it has a track on it called ‘Love (Is Gonna Fuck You Up)’.

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Rock and Roll Army: MFC Chicken "Music For Chicken"

If there is a genre that is difficult no longer be original, but just cool, that's the Rock and Roll raised in the manner of the golden 50's: The impasse of rockabilly and riffs and structures a thousand times sobados have forced separate the wheat from the chaff, ie empty style exercise groups, while not known for their originality, they do by his charm and expertise. 

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