Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A Bag of Spare Ribs

The Red Crayola always reminded me of the Texas version of the Velvet Underground, with acid as the drug of choice instead of heroin. There’s a general lumpiness to this music, a spastic feed-lot surrealist silliness. Not as brilliant as the 13th Floor Elevators, but probably superior to Bubble Puppy, in the hierarchy of Lone Star State psychedelia. With songs about dairy maids and Sherlock Holmes, songs that somehow manage to both meander aimlessly while still clocking in at under three minutes, the Red Crayola cracked open some sort of cosmic temporal lobe/lock.

“Sherlock Holmes” – The Red Crayola

“Dairy Lament” - The Red Crayola

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