johnny skilsaw's "stuffed and motorized" is right up there with
other ground-breaking masterpieces like the pixies' "surfer rosa,"
king crimson's "discipline" or sleepy-time gorilla museum's "grand
openings and closings." i still maintain that the johnny skilsaw
version of "i am the walrus" is the best cover of any beatles' song
by any artist. the rest is history...
after listening to my favorites on "stuffed and motorized" i am even
more blown away by the contents of "blood lead." less
but more powerful. funny how that works at times. must be those
beatles' influences . deep dark red, carnal sleep, sardonia and
midnight hangman are top choices.
the flying shelsons
100 % pure sickness
the lead off
track "the best day i ever had" is arguably the finest sick recording
ever made, so good that they put it on two lps.
requires an attention span, the genus of the flying shelsons
(musical & comedic ) is certainly not for every one, but it should
be. the tracks on this lp play out like a wonderful obscure comic
book engaging your visual cortex like an old time radio show. great
for future a&r guys & long car ridesaight up.
the flying shelsons
the diving board and other chronicles of the end
the flying shelsons'
timeless and prophetic take on media driven voluntary mass suicide. eclectic
music and side splitting humor stitch together the tall tail of the lefsky
brothers and their plight to create "a fresh alternative to the mundane lie".
"the diving board is defiantly a classic work of audio genius" says
chuck spalato of lake ronkonkoma ny
jay wasco takes us down
easy street for a change with the soothing sounds of one of his
various musical inventions/innovations, "the egotar."
the instrument(s) is heard
solo accompanied only by the sound of wasco's voice on familiar classic
songs like "rocket man" or "my one and only love." the sound of the egotar
is unique and amazingly lush for a contraption so low tech and home spun.
"someday every man, woman and child will play
"the egotar" even if i have to force
them to" says wasco.
this ep is a precursor for a full lp of classic, familiar cover songs due
out spring of 2007..