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Entomology Named for the harried hero of Kafka's The Trial, this Scottish quartet spent the early '80s exploring an appropriately jittery strain of the raucous,...EntomologyRock Named for the harried hero of Kafka's The Trial, this Scottish quartet spent the early '80s exploring an appropriately jittery strain of the raucous,...2006-12-15
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Entomology

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Josef K; Producer (group): Domino; Status: In Season

Named for the harried hero of Kafka’s The Trial, this Scottish quartet spent the early ’80s exploring an appropriately jittery strain of the raucous, groove-filled genre known as post-punk. Neither of the albums they recorded before disbanding made it to the U.S.; thankfully, this long-overdue retrospective, Entomology, includes the choicest cuts from both. Singer Paul Haig’s wry wit and guitarist Malcolm Ross’ menacing jangle shine on songs like ”Fun ‘n’ Frenzy” — a lost classic whose title sums up the enduring thrills of Josef K’s sound.

Originally posted December 15 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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