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Cortex Bomb: Need To Scream Have No Mouth

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I confess, this disc scares me. Read the song titles for yourself. Go ahead. Sure, it’s all good fun, that is until someone gets hurt. Cortex Bomb hops from jazz to rock, surf, reggae, blues-you name it. This Tucson AZ band might have taken its inspiration from John Zorn’s Naked City, but they sound (at times) like the Madness horn section and Bazooka, mixed with a metal band. See what I mean? Growing up as a member of the baby boomer generation, I thought nothing of watching TV, while listening to the radio and playing Monopoly. Drove my parents nuts. Today it’s called multi-tasking. I do it all the time. But it can’t prepare you for this music. As my generation becomes parents, I’d love to see the kids back down to only TV, radio, and a board game. My kid asked me what a board game is the other day! This band deals in overload, jumpcuts and sampled mayhem. The equivalent to talking on a cellphone, playing Nintendo, while listening to the radio and driving a car. Besides the 24 original tunes, they cover Ornette Coleman, Ennio Morricone (figures) and Thelonious Monk. Their version of “Friday the 13th” is reminiscent of the rare Hal Wilner Monk tribute project The Way I Feel Now. Go ahead try and listen to the entire CD. I dare you.

Track List:Mercedes Benz 1, Subaru 0; Hallraker!; Sam Taylor, The Desert Pupfish And Me; Prince Charles The Infidel; The Estate Of John Holmes Vs. Cortex Bomb; Pee Wee’s Outhouse; Puerto Rican New Year; The Frank Sinatra Proximity Bass Boost Effect; Knives In White Satan; Sam McGee; The 2 By 4 Destiny; Ebola Tucson; 3000 Strangers (Who Caught AIDS From Easy E); Friday The 13th; Paul Schaffer Auto-Erotic Vacuum Cleaner Exit Wound; Loathsome Cowboy; Lord Bunny’s Nightmare; Tammy Faye Bakersfield; DYR2K; VNPR; Citta Violenta; Times Square; 6 x 10^23 Of Gary Colemans; S & A; Use To Be Cool; Blood Feud Of The Super-Heshers; Exit Sandman.


Personnel: Richard Sweling

Title: Need To Scream Have No Mouth | Year Released: 1999 | Record Label: Mock Brawn Records

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