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Segall, Ty / Segall Smeagol
Album:Segall Smeagol Collection:General
Artist:Segall, Ty Added:04/2020
Label:Drag City 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2020-08-17 Pull Date:2020-10-19 

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 22, 2020:Hanging in the bone yard
Drivin Along
2.Jul 18, 2020:Hanging in the bone yard
Gotta Get Up

Album Review
DJ Stace
Reviewed 2020-04-05 
Album / Artist: Segall Smeagol / Ty Segall

Label: Bandcamp https://tysegall.bandcamp.com/album/segall-smeagol

Release Date: 3/31/2020
Review Date: 4/5/2020

Reviewer: DJ Stace

General Comments / Release Notes:
Stellar covers of most of Harry Nilsson's 1971 album, "Nilsson Schmilsson."

Release Note:
"I wanted to cover Nilsson Schmilsson for years, so I used the opportunity of being at home to cover my favorite cuts from the record. So here it is free on Bandcamp - "Segall Smeagol" LOVE TO EVERYONE"

FCCs: None

RIYL: Ty Segall, Harry Nilsson, Tarantino soundtracks

Play: All, favs: 1,4 Rated with *****

Tracks:

1. ***** Coconut (03:31) - Midtempo Kick drum thumping, buzzing, growling and sinister version of the whimsical classic. Off-kilter, discomforting and perfectly dystopian. Play it.
2. **** Gotta Get Up (02:30) - Uptemp, Droning and (of course) buzzy. Something Sgt. Pepperish about this one. Builds to big crashing Ty Segall crescendoiness.
3. **** Drivin Along (02:29) - midtempo, slinky, funky. Great grooves.
4. ***** Early in the Morning (02:45) - slow, plodding and submerged in cigarettes and booze. Sickly, monotonic and robotic vocals. Very cool.
5. **** The Moonbeam Song (03:03) - Cool a capella with a dozen Ty voices, a la Freddy Mercury. Complex, soothing and pleasant. More Sgt Pepper, somehow.
6. **** Jump into the Fire (06:30) - Hammering it all home for the finale with big, overdriven fuzzed out bassline, driving uptempo dance-beat (cowbell) and echoing, chaotic, batshit crazy vocals, while remaining surprisingly faithful. Not my favorite of the record, but a likely college radio hit.

Track Listing
1.Coconut 4.Early in the Morning
2.Gotta Get Up 5.Moonbeam Song
3.Drivin Along 6.Jump Into the Fire