Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Take an industrial blender and put Frank Zappa, DEVO, Meatloaf, Oingo Boingo, Black Sabbath, and a dash of Sex Pistols... You get Skafish.
Indiana's Jim Skafish is one of the oddest eggs ever to wander into the shopping mall of rock music. Visually androgynous and, well, unattractive, Skafish builds his songs on neurotic angles of romance, suicide and growing up different that are most pessimistic. Yet, by couching them in sprightly tunes delivered with great geniality, he creates an unnerving dynamic. His band is skilled and supple; his first album, despite all its personality flaws, is clear and fascinating rather than grim or depressing.
[Ira Robbins] Trouser Press.
I was always fascinated by this group, their all over the place sensibility is a true one of a kind sound.
I always thought he was cute.
WAT DO YOU THINK?
Skafish - Skafish Lp - 1980 - US
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SKAFISH - Sign of the Cross from URGH A MUSIC WAR
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