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Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic Beat Of The Mesozoic (Ep)  album cover
4.03 | 3 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lost in the B-Zone (4:27)
2. Waterwheel (3:53)
3. Excavation No. 32 (3:05)
4. The Beat of the Mesozoic, part 1 (5:27)
5. Scenes from a ... (4:59)

Total Time: 21:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Roger Miller / piano, percussion
- Erik Lindgren / synthesizer, rhythm machines, percussion
- Rick Scott / Farfisa, percussion, piano
- Martin Swope / guitar, percussion

Releases information

Ep-Ace Of Hearts-1018- -1986

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars The mid nineteen eighties in Boston was a terrible time and place for good music. Punk and new wave were still getting most of the gigs in the clubs. Progressive bands, despite a huge college scene, including one of the top music schools in the country, were nowhere to be found. Except for one strange exception. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic played regularly in Cambridge, just down the street from where I worked in a record store. Their ability to get gigs probably was because two of their members were originally in Mission Of Burma, an extremely popular punk band.

Anyway, this EP perfectly captures the spirit and creativity of this bizarre chamber rock group. Blending RIO, electronic, classical, and just about any oddball sound they could find, Birdsongs created their own genre.

Highly recommended.

Latest members reviews

4 stars I picked this EP up on vinyl recently because I happened to find it and remember hearing this band name associated with the beginning of the RIO musical movement which I am somewhat fond of. The cover was fairly intriguing as well, and so I brought it home and put it on. The music is very rhy ... (read more)

Report this review (#50948) | Posted by Ankaret | Sunday, October 9, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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