Doc Corbin Dart -- now known only as the number "26" in a name-changing move similar to Prince, but borne out of some kind of spiritual awakening -- is best known as the former frontman for the aggressively negative and anti-authoritarian punk band The Crucifucks. That band's classic 1984 debut album, featuring drummer Steve Shelley (later of Sonic Youth) introduced the world to Dart's particularly vehement rants which bordered on insane schadenfreude: "Let's kill the fucking pigs if they get in our way/ It'll set a good example for the children today," and the unnerving drawl, "I want to kill the president, cut off his head and mail it to them in a garrrrbage baaaaaggg!" Well, not surprisingly, it turns out that Dart suffers from a semi-functional mental illness known as Borderline Personality Disorder, and his paranoid antipathy goes further and runs deeper than mere hatred for politicians and the police. Having driven away band members (Dart was already the only original member on the group's second Alternative Tentacles album Wisconsin two years later), reportedly his family and his wife, Dart "went solo" and released an album named after his therapist Patricia.
None of those releases can top the weirdness of Dart's latest album under the new moniker 26, titled The Messiah. At times this track sounds like two songs played at once, with multiple layers of guitars colliding into each other like voices in a schizophrenic's head. "Oblivious" sounds vaguely like later PIL material, particularly Dart's Lydonesque singing toward the end of the song. Regardless of how bizarre the song might sound, his lyrics remain a glowing example of pure, hostile disassociative behavior -- on both the personal and political level (I'd hazard a guess that he sees no distinction between the two.)
Check out Mark Prindle's excellent overview on the Crucifucks goes into details (and possible rumors) regarding Dart's present state of mind and being. Also, look for interesting comments from the band's original guitarist.
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