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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Zoogz Rift - Island of Living Puke

Original Format: audio cassette / vinyl LP

Zoogz Rift is ridiculous, 'da da' insanity. This release is a mixture of scrambled confusion, 'skits', short songs, and ridiculous songs. It is also a quality representation of his work. My favorite tracks on this are the keyboard driven "You're Killing Me", the existentially sarcastic tunes "A Very Pretty Song For A Very Special Lady" and "The Breather".

On top of a large discography, Zoogz also was involved in professional wrestling for a period, and also has a catalog of paintings worth noting. Zoogz is often praised by those who dabble in 'weird and underground' noise - but even in those circles he is criminally unknown.

If you're a fan of this, he is offering his entire discography - that's over 200 songs on CD-R - for only $20 on his official website. A pretty reasonable price for one's life work.

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary, take a chance with Zoogz. Even if it's not your cup of tea, you'll never forget it.

For fans of: Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, silly music 'with a sinister edge'

@ 320kb CBR

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