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Horror Asparagus Stories
Driving Stupid
Horror Asparagus Stories
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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They came careening out of New Jersey, where else? In the summer of '66 and released one fabulously rare, incredibly insane 45 that instantly became the stuff of legend, then disappeared in a puff of smoke. But unknown ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Driving Stupid
Title: Horror Asparagus Stories
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Release Date: 11/1/2002
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Comedy & Spoken Word, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090771111128

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They came careening out of New Jersey, where else? In the summer of '66 and released one fabulously rare, incredibly insane 45 that instantly became the stuff of legend, then disappeared in a puff of smoke. But unknown to all, they also recorded an entire album, which has lain dormant...until now! Few 60s groups were this raw, this untamed, this...just plain weird! Sundazed. 2002.
 

CD Reviews

Pre-Psychedelic Psychedelia
Vince Pecoraro | Scottsdale, Arizona United States | 12/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ever since I heard the song Horror Asparagus Stories on pebbles volume three I've wanted to know more about this band. Who would have thought that they recorded a whole album of material. This stuff comes from the summer of '66 which puts it way ahead of the free association acid induced music that was going to pour forth one year later with Sgt. Pepper, Piper At The Gates and the like. Captain Beefhart is about the only other guy who was making acid fried music like this in '66. I guarantee you will feel mentally disturbed by the time you've listened to the last track."
So Stupid It's... Well, Stupid
Jason F. Johnson | Duluth, MN USA | 03/06/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The quote by a record executive reads, "So stupid, it's fantastic!" That's a little strong, but it's certainly clever. If 60's schlock-filmmaker Ed Wood made a rock album, I suppose it would sound like this: Avant-garde garage rock (or "garbage rock," if you're so inclined). A lot of cheesy lyrics, either horror-oriented or just weird. Features a lot of screaming and chanting, keeping the songs pretty simple. "Fast City" is a funny parody of those "fast-car" songs, but most songs just make you shake your head and think, "What the hell IS this?" Fortunately, I like this kind of schlock, but it's an acquired taste, to be sure. Ironically, they fall kind of short with the "straight" pieces, which are kind of ho-hum; also, the original demos are just as good and somtimes better than the "polished" (such as they are) studio tracks. And speaking as a postman, I'm not offended by the uncencored version of "Hide the Lobsters," which features such lines like, "You don't see the postman's wife / We have stuffed her into his feet." How can you not love that?"
If Ed Wood had a band it would be "The Driving Stupid"
D. Silvia | South Dartmouth, MA USA | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So awful that it is entertaining. Great late evening listening it is not. Actually, I'm not sure if it would ever be appropriate mood music. Music like you've never heard it before. If you buy this expecting to get great music from the 60's you will be disappointed. If you love that born in the garage and slapped together in a weekend sound to your music then throw this in your cart!"