Thursday, December 10, 2015

Only If You Want To Be

Chronology is the easy way out, but more than one number from Absolutely Free wandered through the Bouffant brain while reminding myself of Freak Out! in yesterday's installment. A (relatively) more mature work that builds on the jaundiced view of socio-sexual relationships in these United Snakes expressed in Freak Out!, Absolutely Free turns its unsparing eye to the entire United Snakes, not just the dirty parts. (There's a reason we have a "Hatin' On America" category, stupid Yanks!)

It doesn't easily lend itself to cutting out the parody love songs, so, in its entirety (w/ two bonus tracks released as a single) "Absolutely Free (1st In A Series Of Underground Oratorios)" & "The M.O.I. American Pageant (2nd In A Series Of Underground Oratorios)".Best musical ideatheft ever? Stravinsky licks on the electric guitar, in "Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin", at (11:05) above. Jerry Garcia "jammin'", my ass, this is wailing!

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