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Listen To Bad Taste's Self-Titled Debut Album

Listen To Bad Taste's Self-Titled Debut Album

Chris Cudby / Artwork: Callum Rooney / Tuesday 5th October, 2021 2:04PM

With minimum fuss yet maximum impact, Pōneke production kingpin Alphabethead (The All Seeing Hand) and rapper Young Gho$t have unleashed the debut album from their collaborative super team Bad Taste, following up rapid-fire singles 'Rolling In The Morning' and 'Apothecary'. Sure to turn heads, the self-titled collection sounds like the hip hop duo have a bottomless grab-bag of ideas to draw upon, sculpting a wide variety of sliced 'n' diced elements into mind-boggling new shapes. Meeting the ambition of Alphabethead's dope beat wizardry head on, Young Gho$t's imaginative lyrical flow takes you on a cosmic ride while situating all the blazed madness 100% in everyday Aotearoa. Their shared appreciation of pop culture is on full display too, giving props to red fox puppet larrikin Basil Brush at one moment, art-pop pioneer Laurie Anderson the next. As the sample in opener 'Pull Up (Pull Up)' declares "it's got everything going for it" — right down to Callum Rooney's eyeball-searing psychedelic cover art. If this exceptional release doesn't make local end of year lists I might have to eat my hat, wrap your ears around Bad Taste here...


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