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

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

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2021: Rebroadcast: Magnetized Toner
Drivin Along
4. Oct 08, 2020: Magnetized Toner
Drivin Along
2. Apr 01, 2021: Rebroadcast: Magnetized Toner
Drivin Along
5. Sep 26, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
Gotta Get Up
3. Mar 11, 2021: Rebroadcast: Magnetized Toner
Early in the Morning
6. Sep 24, 2020: Magnetized Toner
Drivin Along

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

Label: Bandcamp

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 *****


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