Graham Reid | | 1 min read
Everyone is allowed to have fun, right? Which is why Elsewhere sometimes includes bizarre or just plain stupid stuff when it pulls From the Vaults.
And that is also why we are posting this by FleaBITE -- from the Fatcat and Fishface family -- who are smart enough to know that while the kids will play this it is also adults who will have to listen.
And what senior-adult wouldn't raise a wry smile over songs with titles like Hair, Thunder Box, Cat Scratch Fever and Time Goes By?
In fact the lyrics of Hair ("When I walk out the door, it flows from my armpits and down to the floor") are no more stupid than those on the original.
And no, Cat Scratch Fever isn't the Ted Nugent song but rather a weird cabaret piece, which comes as no suprise given many FleaBITE people were in Six/Four Volts and the Braille collective back in the day.
Meep is front parlour instrumental with crisscross vocals repeatedly saying the title line . . . if your front parlour happens to be a circus tent.
Yes, this seems to be for smart children for under eight (although it does also seem a bit demanding for them), but adults will get through it with some amusement, although I must admit to having a problem with adults putting on funny voices for kids. This however is usefully menacing (Medusa is plain scary, not for before bedtime) along the lines of Lemony Snicket.
However if you take this on a long car journey to amuse the kids may I suggest you take along that Fatcat and Fishfae also.
This on repeat play will drive you crazy -- if not into a ditch.