Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The name says it all.
Curt A. Enos | Norfolk VA | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remember seeing these guys in the late-80's at the Outhouse in Lawrence Ks. Insane chops, insane stage presence, they seemed to be having a ball. I know I did and so did everyone else crammed in that sweaty little garage dancing their asses off. Missed by some who were sweating in their cars. Partied with them out in the middle of acres of corn in the heartland of America with PBR and Afkansasistan after the show and load out. Great night.
And 4! is the only thing I can seem to find by them. Just listened and realize that I could not fully appreciate what these guys were up to at that point in my life, it was the 80's. This is mad-cap musical Van Gogh of a record with superb sax by Stumuk, a jolly Santa like mound of a man. He seemed to be the fulcrum and fun at the show and on this record and he just flat out nails notes with his sax, always taking it up a notch. Hilarious back ground vocalist, and yes his name is pronounced stomach and it likes beer. Toasting ska vocals from Limey Dave, who delivers some very twisted and funny lines. Tupelo Joe with his elastic guitar strap and seemingly elastic strings, screeching free rock, skanking, or playing very tight and tasty swing. He can really play his guitar. Paul Lines is a great on drums, really laying down some some tracks for this runaway train to stay on. Only this train can stop on a dime. The only dissappointment is the bass from Jason Keene,simply because there is not enough from him in the mix. Pity because he is also all over his instrument. Four amazing musicians who really clicked.
Get yours while supplies last. This is an amazing record if you like ska, jazz, punk attitude, and/or Zappa because all of this music seems to be happening at once and it rocks!! Must Buy!!
Is there more Tupelo Chain Sex out there? Sadly, this cannot be the only record of this musical comet. I did see some video footage of these guys playing with Sugarcane Harris, yes that Sugarcane Harris who played that amazing violin on "Wille the Pimp" from Zappa's masterpiece HOT RATS. PLEASE TELL ME SOMEONE RECORDED THAT LINEUP!!!!"