As another wave of wild garage rock emerges from the Far East (Electric Eel Shock, DMBQ), there stands Guitar Wolf, 10 years on, the wildest still. Its latest, R.R.E. (Narnack), comes with rusted rockabilly riffs slashing like switchblades, lyrical sci-fi shenanigans, and an acquiescence to Japanese rock's extreme noise tendencies. If the years have implanted any amount of musicianship here, it only leaks out of power-pop turns like "Toiletface." The band's complete disregard for actually finishing songs is overmatched by the amazing, limbs-flailing, rock and roll revival barrage that is still one of the greatest shows on earth -- or whatever planet this bunch now calls home.
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