Cynics- Living Is The Best Revenge LP. I’ve been a Cynics devotee as long as I remember -- from the early ‘80s singles on Dionysus and the subsequent Blue Train Station debut LP. They released a steady stream of singles and albums over the years and one thing you can always count on is they’re pretty consistent with each release. Their new LP ‘Living Is The Best Revenge’ is no excption and fires pretty hard right outta the gate with “Turn Me Loose”. It’s a classic Cynics high-octane rocker with overdriven fuzz guitars, distorto-choogle harp, a Yardbirds raveup dynamic with manic vocals aplenty. They tear through another 11 songs and my pick of the bunch has to be the super amped up “The Tone” with it’s groovin guitars and menacing vocal bite. And their interstellar hard rock jammer “Shine” which sounds like Coltrane crossed with the good ‘ol Alice Cooper Group totally stands out.