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Monkey Power Trio, The / Almost Clear
Album:Almost Clear Collection:General 7"
Artist:Monkey Power Trio, The Added:08/2003
Label:Pochahontas Swamp Machine Recordings 

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Add Date:2003-09-29 Pull Date:2003-11-03 

 Recent Airplay
1.May 05, 2012:Catharsis: featuring Monkey Power Trio
Almost Clear
2.Nov 16, 2003:rust belt
I Love My Life

Album Review
Kareem Ghanem
Reviewed 2003-09-30 
PLAY AT 33 RPM!!!

Five goofy sons of bitches who turn out a very solid 7”. The story behind the band is that they meet once a year for one day to record songs and then quickly release those songs. This is their eighth release I believe.

SIDE A:
1 Slow intro with a slacker-y Pavement slant that gives way to a pre-“Pet Sounds” Beach Boys / Monkeys super upbeat piece of pop delight. Great song.
2 Slow, melancholy feel that reminds me in some way of Velvet Underground’s “Heroin.” This is much rougher and funnier. Just as terrific as A1.

SIDE B:
Songs 1 and 2 blend into one another and are much more abstract and experimental than the A side. Starts out slow, ethereal, hazy and finishes off in a frantic, but controlled electric guitar and keyboard.

Track Listing
1.I Love My Life 3.Almost Clear
2.Mike Smith Is Evil 4.Systematic Problem