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, groove-filled… 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, groove-filled… 2006-11-21 Josef K Rock
Music Review

Entomology (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 21, 2006; Lead Performance: Josef K; Genre: Rock

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 Dec 15, 2006 Published in issue #912 Dec 22, 2006 Order article reprints
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