Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits: Trainwreck to Narnia
Weird is the only way anyone could properly describe this CD. Just weird.
With what sounds like some sort of horror movie death scene as the very first thing you hear when you play this album, you really can't describe it any other way. After that, and a brief pause, actual music starts. The lyrics paint a strange picture (very specific crazy things and people all about) and tell an even stranger story. The singer has a deep slightly throaty voice, like a Wild West ballad singer. The music has drums, possibly fiddles, occasionally trumpets, and a whole mix of other unplaceable instruments. Not much electrical stuff, luckily--it's weird enough as it is.
Oddly enough (or maybe not, I'm a strange person with strange tastes), I actually found myself really enjoying this music. The beats are catchy, the music is fast-paced, exuberant and skillfully played (as far as I can tell), the singer is completely understandable (basically a must-have for me, since I want to actually KNOW WHAT THEY'RE SINGING) and has a gruffly compelling voice, and the lyrics are weird as shit, but tell a (mostly) understandable story, so basically awesome. Altogether, actually a ton of fun to listen to. And the songs are even sometimes relatable in addition to crazy!
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