This song is something Im currently obsessing over. Its a unique performance for a psychedelic band that were actually one of the first to use "death growls" before it became prevalent in grindcore and death metal bands in the late 80s and early 90s. Their perspective was unique for a 80s hardcore band in having a taste of for psychedelia, if only in lyrical theory as they were typically one of the most vicious in execution.
In this song the vocalist takes on a style of soul, almost like a hardcore James Brown. Unfortunately I can only guess at the lyrical content as this song was only ever recorded live and released on a posthumous compilation. The reverb on the sax that seems to whirlwind around the rest of the band is absolutely addictive to me and I love guessing at the lyrics to songs sometimes bc it can become something very personal.
From what I gather this song was made later in their career and you can make out tidbits that allude to growing up with a hardcore and psychedelic perspective. "sensation fix" sounds like its alluding to the addictive aspect of the sensory overload that psychedelic lifestyle can be.
Being between both hardcore punk culture and psychedelic hippy life is a weird and unique spot to be in as the two typically dont blend too much culturally or stylisticly. Combine that with being born into a poor military family and eventually growing into a bit of conservatism along the way.. Id say it makes for quite the unique sorta person.... Not something Im celebrating nor ashamed of.. Just feels lonely.