Dead And/ Or Famous
Think Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, okay? Now take away all that bad NY Doll's karma and add in a bit of MC5 volume and the dance-ability of the Head's 'Remain In The Light', and you've got the working-class sound of Mors Ontologica's 'DEAD AND/OR FAMOUS'. D.A.O. F. is that magic summer album. The one that the gutter-punks praise and the art kids demand. With a band name as complex as Mors Ontologica, it's no wonder that the boys have the ability to dig deep into their own reservoirs' of influence and pedigree. For their second proper full length release 'DEAD AND/OR FAMOUS', the songwriting has become equal parts Stiv Bators and Neil Young while being able to retain the drunken Rocky Horror that is their live show (dark dance-floor synth lines meshed with ragged vocals and swelling guitars). Recorded at Columbus Discount HQ and mastered by Chicago Recording Company legend Chris Shepard (Elvis Costello, KMFDM, Rev. Horton Heat), DEAD AND/OR FAMOUS is a direct and honest assault on the over-glazed and retro-fitted doppelgangers of the 'me' generation. D.A.O. F. is full of edgy songs that will rock you socks off. If you aren't tapping your foot, slapping the steering wheel, or trying to restrain yourself in public while listening to your I-pod, check your pulse because you're dead. 45 Revolutions, Lovesick, D.Y.I. and Lapse/Relapse are the garage rock lover's dream. This is as honest and real as rock gets.