The Born Again Floozies “Novelties, Addenda and Ephemera” (Triple R Records 2006)
Noteworthy, addictive and not ephemeral
Put together two tap dancers, a tuba player, a guitarist and a bunch of surreal song titles with Steve Albini and you get an unusually satisfying record. Put aside the humour, and start with the instrumental ‘Heathen Gypsy Trouncer’ - the tuba wanders around a minor scale, guitar sounds like the titular wanderer, drums stomp their feet a slow motion whirl of colour and emotion, bass drum sounds like a primitive imperative. ‘I Used to Play the Euphonium’ whistles, amphetamine drum roll, electric guitar, insistent ticking of the taps, the spirit of the Minutemen awakened by the guitar playing - even D Boon didn’t bring in the tuba. Imagine that they had and a choir clapping, whooping, indeed this is not a test. Marvellous stuff.
Date review added: Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Reviewer: David Cowling
Related web link: Official website