Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tin Huey…strangest of a strange lot

Fred Mills at Blurt decided to make my long discursive review of a Tin Huey compilation (not exactly a reissue, since it was all new versions of things) into a feature, which is kind of cool.

A bit of it:

Lots of very strange bands have come from Ohio - proto-punks like Dead Boys and Pere Ubu, conceptual new wavers like Devo. Still none was stranger than Tin Huey, whose baroque conglomeration of jazzy saxophone, abrupt tempo changes, joke-infested lyrics and funk-punk feral drive outweirded even inspirations like Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa..


Here they are playing “Hump Day” in at the late, great Tonic (reunion show, obviously)

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