Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ZOOGZ TOOSDAY: Son Of Puke

It's the (slight) return of Zoogz Toozday!

Like a cross between cartoon soundtracks and free jazz, side 1 of this 1987 cassette-only release is a sprawling smorgasbord of countless samples and snippets of prior Rift releases mixed into a 44 minute sound-collage. Hear the album Trouser Press called: "patience-defying"! Casios, Chipmunk voices, backwards voices, video-game-like bloops 'n' bleeps, some things resembling actual rock music, and what sounds like 5 records playing at the same time...Fun stuff!

Side 2 is a found tape Zoogz claims was rescued from a garbage bin. It's a side of a polite jazzy group apparently called the Transients covering Beatles and (some fairly obscure) solo Beatle songs. That story might be more believable if the voices weren't so obviously sped-up. And then there's their, er, "cover" of "Revolution No. 9" which gives it all away. Still, judging by this set, Zoogz & Co. could have worked as a Holiday Inn lounge band. And who knows, maybe they did.

Zoogz Rift: "Son of Puke" - in 2 files, Side 1 and 2, just like a real tape.

Much thanks to maniac Michael B. for sending this rarity our way.




6 comments:

Matt Watts said...

Been looking for this tape for years! There's never too much Zoogz.

Anonymous said...

I was bracing for the worst, but I'll be darned, this is a real beaut. Within one minute of side A all I could think to listen to after this was "Happiness is..." from "Too Many Humans" by No Trend. So goes today: total noise skronk fo shure.

Mr Fab said...

Wasnt familiar with that No Trend "tune" , but found it on the Tubes of You, and it is indeed some "good clean wholesome fun."

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I used to have this one.
Kind regards and keep it up!! =)
/Phil

Peter said...

cool - thanks for posting,

Anonymous said...

Yayyy!
Zoogz Tuesday should be a national holiday.