Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Goon Moon - I Got A Brand New Egg Layin' Machine
The other day, we were driving around and this broad was in the car and we were listening to the Psychic Paramount (who are fucking great, obtain their music today) and this broad is like, "Hey, do you like Goon Moon?" I'm like, "I don't know what that is." So she's like, "Oh, do you like this?" And I'm like, "NO, THAT'S WHY I PUT IT ON TO LISTEN TO, DUHHHH LOL!!!!!!!!!" And she's like, "If you like this, you'll like Goon Moon! I'll burn you a copy!"
So she did, and I listened to it, fell asleep, and listened to it again later. And that's how we have arrived at where we are now, listening to Hot Chip and updating our precious blog. And farting.
This CD is about a quarter of an hour long and the tracks overlap and shit and they're kind of short. It starts out as a noisy psych metal kind of thing for a minute or two and then the style switches drastically and there are some hilarious "wacky" lyrics that make the whole thing seem like a phony, self-conscious attempt at "ZAPPA/RESIDENTS/AVANT GARDE MUZIK LOL"-style subversion.
And that's pretty much what the rest of this thing sounds like. Upon listening to it and deciding upon said opinion, I later discovered that this thing is actually a side-project by Twiggy Ramierez (Marilyn Manson/NIN guitarist? Bassist? Who knows? Who cares?) and some Queens of the Stone Age guy who isn't the bald dude or Josh Homme, which makes some amount of sense. This thing just sounds like a side-project. Like, "Hey, let's take a break from our hip million dollar modern rock careers and go play noisy cutting edge experimental rock music!"
But they ain't Mr. Bungle. They'd like to be, though. But they ain't. If you're wondering why some of the drumming on here rules so much, it's because that's Zach Hill from Hella. Stellar drum player. That's all I can really give this, though.
Rating: They're not Mr. Bungle, but they'd like to be. You'll probably never hear about this band again, and you'll probably never stumble across this EP, but you needn't worry about missing out on something this insignificant. So this review was more or less a waste of your time and mine. Let's redeem it.
Never mind, I'll just post a Meat Loaf song.
Song: Meat Loaf - "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)"... killer song from a killer album, right here. Bat Out of Hell is my main jam, for serious.