|Industrial Jazz Group / Leef|
|Add Date:||2008-06-29|| ||Pull Date:||2008-08-31|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||31 Aug||24 Aug||17 Aug||10 Aug||3 Aug||20 Jul||13 Jul||6 Jul|
Iconoclastic big band with rollicking charts, tight playing, and solid vocals that include swearing. Lots of fun. Occasional free-jazzy solos, but it's mostly accessible, with quick-paced tunefulness in multiphased songs that keep you on your toes. Mostly sourced from '50s R&B/doo-wop sounds, mixed with traditional swing. It doesn't sound like Frank Zappa's large bands but is coming from a similar place. Weird little interludes add a surreal touch (2,5,7,12). |
1/2- Lengthy, silly intro with crowd noise.
3: Cool, catchy riff with lots of off-kilter horns
4- Sneaky start, into big bouncing instrumental
5- Helium-voiced interlude
6- Multiphased. Fun but less manic than 3 or 15. Faux opera intro.
7- (spoken blip)
8- Off-balance horn lines, then kind of a mariachi chase scene. Goofy "yes I'm bad" vocals at the end.
9- Snarky stage-musical feel, about getting a real job
10- *FCC* i think... Interlude: randomness including words
11- Drunken swing. Maybe touches of klezmer.
12- Weird interlude
13- *FCC* many times. New agey piano; goofy narration
14- *FCC* one "what the fuck" ; Sultry song about getting chased by a truck. Crazy punk/clown drive at the end.
15- '50s doo-wop riff, into a fun fast instrumental. SEGUES:
16- Really goofy beer-hall warbling over piano. Ends with Zorn-like sax attack and lotsa applause.
17- Radio-safe version of 14
18- Edit of 9, although I think 9 is radio-safe to begin with