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TUBEMAN

TagYerit

 

Eclectic Prog

3.88 | 5 ratings

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Greger
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4 stars Songwriters Rich and Flo Newman, known as TAGYERIT (pronounced: Tag you're it) is once again back with another crazy weird release. I took TAGYERIT to my heart already with their first release "Heavy Construction" (1995), so it was with excitement I started listen to this new CD.

It's almost impossible to describe the music of TAGYERIT. It's like they're from another planet. If I should try to describe the music I would say it's a mix between B52s, David BYRNE, KING CRIMSON, TALKING HEADS and Frank ZAPPA, or a mix between blues, country music, folk, funk, fusion, jazz, pop, psychedelic and progressive rock. It contains excellent musicianship, many different time signatures, harmonies and loads of humor. One of the centerpieces are Flo's magnificent vocals that are very special, like a mix between Chrissie Hynde (The PRETENDERS), Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega. The other centerpiece is the guitar playing that is outstanding and in world-class.

The highlights are "Music Makers" (that has been downloaded from TAGYERIT's website over 1000 times since June), "Tubeman", "Wendy Bird", "Outlaw Radio Guy", "SciFi with Space Leprechaun appearance" and the funny closing track "Embarrassed (All true)" that is about embarrassing urination episodes taken from real life. Here's one verse "You lead cheers for basketball- team just broke a tie score / You screamed and you laughed so hard that you peed on the floor. Your shock turns to horror - time and space feel so stuck. As you watch the ref bend right on down and wipe it all up."

This is one of the most exciting CD's I've heard this year and it's got a great production. Check this unique band out!

Greger | 4/5 |

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