|Monkey Power Trio, The / Almost Clear|
|Album:||Almost Clear||Collection:||General 7"|
|Artist:||Monkey Power Trio, The||Added:||Aug 2003|
|Label:||Pochahontas Swamp Machine Recordings|
|Add Date:||2003-09-29||Pull Date:||2003-11-03|
|1.||May 05, 2012:||Catharsis: featuring Monkey Power Trio |
|2.||Nov 16, 2003:||rust belt |
I Love My Life
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.
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.
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.
|1.||I Love My Life||3.||Almost Clear|
|2.||Mike Smith Is Evil||4.||Systematic Problem|