Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
A Snake in the Posture
Chad A. | 07/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This could not have been on any label other than Ralph. It fits nicely into the "Ralph Sound" (see Residents, Renaldo & the Loaf, Fred Frith, etc.) whilst carving out its own distinct niche. Greener Postures is a must for fans of other Ralph units. The help Snakefinger gets from the Residents is obvious in the rhythms, but Snakey's characteristic guitar style and unique sense of humor sets it apart from the duck stabbers. The songs are catchier than those of the Residents, appealing more to rock sensibilities, though still avant-garde. There is a particular Zolo flair in the colorfully odd, abstract melodies and noodling. The rhythms are all off-kilter, occasionally jerkily so. There is also strains of Zolo in the album's weird humor and general wackiness. This is most obvious in "Trashing All the Loves of History" and "Save Me from Dali". Greener Postures is a logical and subtle development from Snakefinger's first album, Chewing Hides the Sound, and it is every bit as good."
The Grass is Greener
Mina F. Rempe | Frederick, Maryland | 09/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Snakefinger live back in 1980 at the 9:30 club in D.C. when I was 15 and it was one of the best concerts I have ever seen. And I've seen quite a few since then! I'll never forget it. Snakefinger was a genius and kick ass on guitar. He passed away too young--but his memory lives on in the few albums he put out before he died. I feel privileged to have seen him before he passed away. Buy 'em up! He's great!"
juliocharbono | Lachine, QC CAN | 03/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first contact I ever had with "snakey" was trough this album. It was love at first sound. "Golden Goat" is an instant classic with it's simple clinking guitar riff and strange violins. "I have seen the golden goat & he would like to lick my troath". "Dont lie" is a great follow up sharing the same weird atmosphere and weird violins as the "golden goat". "the man in the dark sedan" is an anguishing dub and arabic crossover. "I Come from an island" is so dumb and so good! Snakefinger has this power to create incredible (still simple) solos. Good examples on "jungle princess" & "trashing all the love of history". "Save me from Dali" is the weirdest samba I ever heard. "Living in Vain" is the darkest song on this album. This song's guitar even have (in my opinion) a "nirvanaesque" nevermind-era sound. Dont get fooled this aint Nirvana... The last track, "The picture makers vs children of the sea" is funny, scary, and sad all at the same time. listen closely to the synths in that song... Magnifique!
"I used to have a grandma
She always called me "dear"
I never knew her purpose
I only knew her atmosphere""