Various Artists / Songs in the Key of Z
Album: Songs in the Key of Z   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jun 2003
Label:Gammon Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-07-07 Pull Date: 2003-09-08
Week Ending: Sep 14 Aug 31 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 27 Jul 20 Jul 13
Airplays: 1 4 3 3 3 2 7 5

Recent Airplay
Heart of the Heartland, America
4. Aug 22, 2006: How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
You're Out of the Computer
2. Mar 17, 2013: Gangrene Horace & The Fun-Time Crew
5 Feet 9 1/2 Inches Tall
5. Jul 25, 2006: Radio Of Imagination
Cousin Mosquito #2
3. Oct 10, 2009: lost and found
Cousin Mosquito #2
6. Jul 16, 2005: Sendung Mit Der Maus
You're Out of the Computer

Album Review
Crank & Bug
Reviewed 2003-07-11
Songs in the Key of Z
This is a collection of outsider music: music recorded by crackpots throughout the ages, most of them with grand ambitions and frequently hilarious ineptitude. This is campy, weird stuff, and I hope it gets a lot of airplay. It’s even musically satisfying sometimes. These guys are uninhibited by the constraints that good music requires, and that allows for some serious originality. Check the booklet for full descriptions of each track. The musically interesting ones to me are 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 11, 14,

1.This rocks. 6 seconds of speech at start can be skipped. Shooby scats (uses his voice as an instrument, kind of a horn) in wacky style.
2.Bizarre and great hacker rap in grizzled old white insane guy voice. Almost... no-wave! This is a good track!
3.Ridiculous off-key patriotism, piano accompaniment.
4.Heavy metal with the nerdiest old guy vocals ever.
5.Truly fantastic. A whole 1:04 voice intro, but after that it’s an old woman banging out a dire classical piece on the piano and singing “mosquito” over and over again as if it’s her lost son.
6.Surprisingly good ethereal female vox with campy store-bought synth accompaniment.
7.Great voice intro—Don Juan the trumpeter. All trumpets, up to 14 of them at once, a sappy serenade that sounds as if you’re being attacked by many large bugs. Meant to be soothing. Alarming.
8.Southern woman yells about stripping for her man
9.Decent jazz accompaniment for a crappy singer.
10.Reasonably produced song about heights
11.Nice lisping stupid guy talks with soothing country music bakcdrop
12.Crappy folk song
13.Clumsy musical medley
14.GREAT! A psycho describes his made-up mythology then wails like a banshee and chants in a made up language to dramatic violin. Wait around for falsetto at 1:50, it’s surprisingly beautiful. Check out the picture and story in the liner notes.
15.Woman sings in a pleasant voice, way off-key. Surprisingly catchy!
16.Music is competent and boring, but the story’s the thing. OH MY GOD. A stupid guy gets his birthmark removed in Hong Kong.
17.Just plain awful unaccompanied belted-out pro-Iowa message.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Shooby Taylor Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
2. Bingo Gazingo & My Robot Frien You're Out of the Computer
3. B.J. Snowden America
4. Alvin Dahn You're Driving Me Mad
5. Congress-Woman Malinda Jackson Cousin Mosquito #2
6. Space Lady, the I Had Too Much to Dream Last
7. Luie Luie Touch of Light
8. Unknown Curly Toes
9. Eddie Murray Stepping High Dance
10. Dick Kent 5 Feet 9 1/2 Inches Tall
11. Gary Mullis Recitation About Roy Acuff
12. Wayne Deep Bosom Woman
13. Bob Vido High Speed
14. Thoth The Herma, Scene 5: Recitati
15. Tangela Tricoli Jet Lady
16. Buddy Max The Birthmark Story
17. Mark Kennis Heart of the Heartland