True Love Never Dies
(Bunkerpop - BP04) LP $17.25
The historical footprint of this short-lived and little-known Dutch Messthetics post-punk band might have escaped detection were not for a self-released cassette in 1983, reissued here on vinyl for the first time. While the opening track hinges on the ululating yell of Tarzan, as portrayed by actor Johnny Weissmuller in the film from 1932, it also explores themes of genocide, racism, the destruction of culture and the melding of totalitarianism and ignorance. With lyric sheet, photos, and notes from the band.