"There is so much groovy music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Flowers of Disgust - The Giraffe in Paris (USA 2002)

From Mexican Hat, Utah, USA, come the FLOWERS OF DISGUST (at least that's what Myspace says; Cat o' Nine Tails Media says: Shawnee Mission, KS). They play "Viking barbershop cyber-thrash" (both sources). 
Their main themes are: "loneliness, isolation, despair, monkeys, robots, bees, horses, technology, entropy, the struggle of the working class, love, etc." 
Get the picture?

"'The Giraffe in Paris' is my FAVORITE of our records. It's probably the most consistant collection of songs and is the one I usually play for people who are new to the band. It really has it all: Songs based on video games, songs about eating food, songs about horses, a 7+ minute rap song about making a huge sandwich, etc." (Danny Gibson)

This here is sheer madness - don't expect any conventional pop songs here - this stuff is DIFFERENT! Is it psychedelic? Well, I don't know. Maybe. But rather there are some traces of ZAPPA or TOM WAITS weirdness to be found (though musically most of this stuff here is quite different from F.Z.'s). Anyway: Accept no limits, I'd say! 

Great stuff - strongly recommended! And great fun to listen to!

FLOWERS OF DISGUST - The Giraffe in Paris 
(mp3 zip, 19 tracks, 70 min, 63,6 MB)
Get it here or here!

More FLOWERS OF DISGUST weirdness will follow!


Will said...

Hi. I'd love to see 'Wilt and Loom' by Paneye posted on your site. I think it'd fit in nicely.


Keep up the good work.

mike-floyd said...

Hi Will,

thanks for the link - I'll check it out!

Some more info would be appreciated.