Monday, April 6, 2009
Dukes of the Stratosphear - 25 O' Clock EP
As you might be able to guess from the truly fucked up cover art, this one is kinda psyched out. It's real good and upon repeated listens keeps getting better. This is Andy Partridge and the XTC kids trying to figure out how to put out weirder records. The answer, as we all discover eventually, is to make up a fake band and release the shit. This band is quite a bit better than your average side-project, and there is some really worthwhile stuff on this EP, which is how it wound up on this here blog.
I've always been a fan of the XTC stuff that leaned a little closer to this direction so this is an obvious choice for me. Hopefully, for you XTC haters out there (and there shouldn't be any) this will convince you of the fact that they were a truly great band and a band that's prowess in rock n' roll cannot be denied.
You like Floyd, right? Then get this shit and shut up about how much you hate Drums and Wires (even though it rules).
Dukes of the Stratosphear