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Songs of the Cows
Songs of the Cows
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Mermen
Title: Songs of the Cows
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Ada
Original Release Date: 2/21/1996
Re-Release Date: 2/27/1996
Album Type: EP
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies & Retro, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679268525, 075679268501

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Wonderful, ecstatic, spirituality
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I cannot understand the comments of the two reviewers below who gave this CD 1 star. They must be very young--with a very limited frame of reference--maybe they grew up on hip-hop. If you did, this is probably not for you. If you grew up on Hendrix and the Dead, Pink Floyd--or appreciate Jazz from the likes of Gabor Szabo--then you have come to the right place. For me, personally, the Mermen are very uplifting. They reflect the solemn beauty of the natural world--and the mysteries of the human dreamtime. If your banal existence is defined by the Marketing Mavens that run EmpTV--then don't waste your time--Mooks and Mid-riffs need not apply."
An epic neo-surf album
Ralph Bodenner | Seattle, WA USA | 11/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike the big long wave of chillin' surfiness that is Krill Slippin', Songs of the Cows is a bit more disturbed and turbulent. It's also a very well-constructed album, one that I can listen all the way through and not get lulled softly to sleep. The Mermen are the kings of experimental surf rock, following a more mellow and introspective path than the other modern incarnations of surf. Don't look here for the punk enthusiasm of MoAM? or the bouncy foamy surf of Laika and the Cosmonauts -- the Mermen are prog rock meets Dick Dale, and it shows most on this epic-in-an-EP."
Excellent EP.
Ralph Bodenner | 03/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although this CD only has seven tracks (five actual songs, and one medley of many slow guitar balodies), these are an excellent set of five. The songs range from the slow "Heart Of Paper Walls," the romantic "Verykino Show," and the speedy "Meander." The opening track, "Curve," is probably the best 90s surf song I have ever heard. Imagine driving a convertible through curvy roads with a beach nearby, waving to friends and aiming at yuppies. That's what "Curve" gives you a feeling of doing. Along with the spacey Man Or Astroman?, Laika and the Cosmonauts, and Huevos Rancheros, the Mermen have helped make the 90s surf sound somewhat known to the music world."