Monday, May 23, 2011


Song Title: "Dinosaur Disco Meets the Swampstomp"
Artist: Glaxo Babies
Search Term: "Dinosaur"

Apparently the Glaxo Babies started their life as a reasonably well-regarded, trademark-flouting postpunk band, but quickly mutated into something more artsy and jazz-influenced, much like Spinal Tap did following the departure of Nigel Tufnel. A move which paid similarly meager creative dividends, if "Dinosaur Disco Meets the Swampstomp" is any indication. It sounds like saxophonist Tony Wrafter is randomly honking (or sometimes just speaking through) his instrument, which has then been run through any number of delays and phasers and things to sound like a bloviating pterodactyl. It's kind of an entertaining sound, but nothing is done to develop the track beyond these aimless sax squirts, and the backing arrangement is limited to distant ambient groans and drum circle bongos. The best I can say about this is that I'm sure it was scads of fun to record.

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