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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HOLY COW


by Martini Ranch


SIRE RECORDS
1-25674
1988
STEREO


SIDE A:



NEW DEAL
REACH
WORLD WITHOUT WALLS
FAT-BURNING FORMULA
RICHARD CORY

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SIDE B:



HOT DOG
SERIOUS GIRL
HOW CAN THE LABOURING MAN FIND TIME FOR SELF-CULTURE?
[BROTHER] TAKE IT OUT
POWER TOOL

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Editor's note: from wikipedia:
"Martini Ranch was a New Wave band conceived in 1982 by Andrew Todd Rosenthal. The band was composed of Andrew (vocals and guitar) and actor Bill Paxton (vocals and samples), and featured a similar sound to late 1980s Devo. Understandably, this similarity of sound was most evident on the track "How Can the Labouring Man Find Time for Self-Culture?", which featured three members of that band. Martini Ranch is currently recording a new multimedia "Musical" which is a collaboration with composer Michael Sherwood. This project will be directed & executive produced by Carl Weathers and should be completed by the end of 2010. This new "Musical" is an evolution of works consisting of classical, jazz & progressive rock and is a hybrid of many styles and influences.... Weather Report, Zappa and so much more. Martini Ranch is currently Andrew Todd Rosenthal /2009."
from me: nothing great and nothing horrible here. A pastiche of shtick, 80s new wave and a smattering of Cindy Wilson of B-52s fame, Judge Reinhold whistling and a smidge of Devo. Myself...I didn't whistle so much. Cool cover art and some good sampling nonetheless.

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