June 25, 2004

oversized freaky Viking eyes

Running late with today's entry, obviously (was out very late last night seeing practically the entire casts of "Law & Order" and "CSI" doing "Much Ado About Nothing" in Central Park), so today's song will have to be a short one. (Yes, I know that doesn't logically follow. Work with me here.)

Stretchheads' "New Thing in Egypt" (removed) originally appeared in 1989 on a 7" EP called Eyeball Origami Aftermath Wit Vegetarian Leg, all of which also appears on the British CD version of Stretchheads' second and final album Pish in Your Sleazebag. Pretty much all of their stuff is this frantic--it always suggests something very concentrated and gritty and sparkly abruptly breaking open something that was supposed to contain it. That goes about triple for singer P6, whose repertoire of larynx-demons is only matched by maybe Yamantaka Eye and Jaap Blonk. He and Richie (the drummer, later of Dawson) currently play in DeSalvo, who are touring in the U.K. in July; he's also been working with Black Sun. Thanks to P6 and Paul Smith for permission to post this.

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