Sleepytime Gorilla Museum / Live
Album: Live   Collection:General
Artist:Sleepytime Gorilla Museum   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Sickroom Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-03 Pull Date: 2004-01-05
Week Ending: Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9
Airplays: 1 4 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 26, 2011: B257 Special
Bring Back the Apocalyse
4. Dec 10, 2003: Brownian Motion
Red Moon
2. Jun 26, 2007: Lost and Found
Red Moon
5. Nov 30, 2003: rust belt
Sleep Is Wrong
3. Feb 23, 2005: Brownian Motion
Sleep Is Wrong
6. Nov 26, 2003: crisco jones
Bring Back the Apocalyse

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-11-12
SGM’s previous studio album was an audaciously twisted album, all raging prog, sharp corners, non-sequiturs, amusing insanity. Here, perhaps because an SGM show is a you-have-to-see-it experience, the act seems off the rails. The musical bits are slow and sludgy, there’s an excess of noodling and nothingness, in-jokes (that I’m not in on and probably you aren’t either) … there are a few coherent spots but not enough to evade the characterization of this as “self-indulgent”. Some bright spots:

2.Pounding percussion (“fast and slow”, as indicated)
3.Shamelessly Björk-style breathy vocal on a vampire lullaby of sorts
6.Heavy pounding and growling of title, “sleep is rong” that suddenly turns crunchy/delicate with Karla Kihlstedt’s voice and violin
9.Moe! Staiano sings a silly song over toy accordion
11.Entitled “Edge of the world gibberish”
14.Out of seemingly nowhere, a prog epic breaks out – long, complex, varied
16.A gentle guitar-n-cymbal ballad

Track Listing
1. Strayflower   9. Moe! Sings Cheer
2. Bring Back the Apocalyse   10. A Humble Request
3. Red Moon   11. Edge of the World
4. Play the Hits   12. The Neighboorhood
5. All You Motherfuckers   13. Kills the President
6. Sleep Is Wrong   14. Baby Doctor
7. Celtic Patchen   15. Free Shirt Show
8. Diablous in Extremis   16. Obituary