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Regurgitator, "Tu-Plang . . ."
Reprise records, released: 1996
There is music here, of various styles and shapes. You could say that it's all over the place. And it is all over the place, post-punk, post-hip hop, post lounge, post-hang'em-high-surf instrumental, post rock and a hard place. A bit of it is hard boiled, a bit of it is hard core, a bit of it is half baked. So my impression of this is borderline. Some of it rocks and hits home, some of it seems like teenage boys trying to gross out the girls. The overt testosterone levels leave me a bit dry. But there is plenty of experimentation and chances are taken. Keyboards, guitars, drums, some acoustic, some electric, all form the crust of this eclectic pie.
"I Sucked a lot of Cock to Get Where I Am", the lock 'em in opener, sums up the band very nicely. "Couldn't do it" has a big hat tip to "Lime in the Coconut" by Nilsson. "Miffy's Simplicity", close to a love song with very hard music and this one has it's own thing going on, it's one of the stand outs. "Music is Sport" seems to be phoned in by completely different people, all electric keyboard-y and found-sounding vocals. Still haven't found what I'm looking for sums up my real feelings, maybe they need to focus and quit goofing around or maybe they need to relax and goof around more.