Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Olympic Lifts - I Am Cursed

Give me a monkey laugh and I am ready to party. This record starts off with a great monkey laugh, then jumps right into a bubble-gum babble of barely beveled eye-I-eyes. This first single from an album to be released next month is truly fun stuff. “The best song title ever written in the history of the world, I wrote it on the back of my hand” begins the narrator. The battle of the background horns alternate between sounding brass and sounding plastic, which is not as bad as it sounds on paper. You just have to hear some things to appreciate them, and this is worth digging out. Remember how good Charlie Parker sounded in Canada with a plastic saxophone, and you’ll understand. “Monkey, monkey do, I am cursed!” Olympic Lifts