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C.D. on Songs : The Battleships Cometh – "Kata of the Man Bear"

March 17, 2010

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The Battleships Cometh – “Kata of the Man Bear”

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Where have all the wah-wah’s gone? Guided by the opening strains of “Kata of the Man Bear,” we can account for at least one of them – it’s alive and well in this track. And boy does it have a lot to say.

Right up until the vocal starts, you may find yourself wondering if this is simply a Rage Against the Machine song that you somehow never heard. So right about the time you are expecting to hear Zach de la Rocha come on the mic and tell you exactly How It Is, you find something completely different.

The vocal belongs to not an angry young man, but a fairly excitable sounding young lady named simply “Leilani K.” The vocals do add a new dimension to the song in that they command the attention. To its credit, the guitar defers the focus to Miss K., and she powers through “Kata of the Man Bear” like she’s a new alternate energy source. This track is full of musical zing that will either make you happy or crazy. And wonder what the heck a Man Bear is.

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