Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Deliver This Messages To the Masses!
K. Brown | Walnut, Ca USA | 03/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know very little about the Japanese band "The Pugs." However, upon hearing "Bite the Red Knee" I felt this urgency to preach to the millions what a freaked-out glorious piece of work they are missing out on!My friend Han-Chan turned me on to this band by playing me "Mari In Love." Before spinning the CD, he merely said "Combine surf guitar with an all-out hallucination and you have The Pugs!He spoke the truth! The song "Mari In Love" is the greatest anti-drug message I have ever listened to, not because the lyrics (in Japanese, so I have no idea what they really say) preach sobreity, but because the guitar and vocals are so grinding and twisted that I realized that listening to this music alone is a mind-altering experience with no need of alcohol or drugs! It is a natural high, just like running (in fact, I let my walkman blast my eardrums with "Mari In Love" when I'm jogging!). The introductory grinding guitar of the "2001: Space Odyssey" theme combined with prehistoric chants sets the scene for a brilliant piece of music that should be in every home on this planet (no, I'm not kidding!).Another mind-blowing tune is Bambie-Boo, which contains lyrics in English... I think. Yes, they ARE in English, but the gal blasts out the vocals with a twisted shreiking style just shy of Joanna Went, you can barely make out what she is saying! Still, you could almost picture her being the sole beautiful vision that is the payoff for enduring a terrible nightmare! This is a beautiful piece.They do a nice slippery version of the 70s disco hit "popcorn," and I can honestly recommend every tune on "Bit the Red Knee." Why this group is not a mainstream smash hit is beyond me!"