JOSEF K – “Pictures” / “Chance Meeting” (Postcard 81-5) May 1981

Josef K ‘Pictures’ – More of those ringing, distorted sweeps of guitar that mean New Psychedelic. Or is it new Romantic . . . at any rate, the overall effect is of stern noble young profiles silhouetted against stormy skies, poised – posing – on a windswept mountain crag.

Josef K sound like they’re attracted by the nobility of agony, as exemplified in Franz Kafka’s hungry, anguished mug shots. So many Jimmy Dean’s! Oh what a feeling! (NME)

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