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Food Brain


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.09 | 28 ratings

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2 stars 'Food Brain' are famously derided by Julian Cope in the 'Jap Rock Sampler' book. I can fully understand why... There's a cloud of gloom hanging over me like a nuclear winter having just listened to this.

Gaah! What an irritating recording. An entirely disappointing album from so called Supergroup Food Brain, who consist of Shinki Chen (Speed, Glue and Shinki), Hiro Yanagida (Milk Time - 1970) and Hiro Tsunoda (Flied Egg). This is sheer tosh, sounding like a 40 minute jam using the most rudimentary of approaches which result in long, free-form freak-outs which just sound horrendously dated and uninteresting in 2011.

If Food Brain were to show their school report card it would read: Set low standards for themselves which they fail to live up to.

Dreadfully dated and far too raw and random to be of much interest to anyone but the most fervent of Japrock fans. Not the album it's cracked up to be, with lots of unwanted loud, raw electric guitar. As useful as a windshield wiper on a goats ass. Oh - and Dr Teeth from the Muppets appears to be playing keyboards throughout.

Dobermensch | 2/5 |


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