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TOOLBOX TOYBOX GO! GO! GO! (1996) running time: 68 minutes (NB6) click here for tape cover
Side One: 1. Dirt 2. Molting 3. Hollywood Hills 4. Moron 5. What Is It, and How Did It Get Here? 6. Crinkleman 7. Downtown on the Prairie 8. Going Home
Side Two: 1. Bigger 2. Boredom 3. Morning Song 4. Do You Wonder? 5. Don't Know Why 6. The Difference Is 7. Guys Are Assholes, Girls Are Stupid 8. End of the Night
After more than a year away from the studio, and with a large backlog of songs in hand, nobody went nuts in somebody's living room on a Tascam 8 track, belting out more than tweny songs in a two week period...........somebody suggested that this tape be referred to as "twenty first century primitive folk art", but the group found this too unwieldy(as opposed to "toolbox toybox go! go! go!").. and besides, they hardly knew that person anyways.............using a wide variety of instruments like a child uses fingerpaints, the group dares to go where it had not gone before............and finally!!!!!, this is the tape that boldly heralds the groups' first use of the MUSICAL SAW !! ............we know you've all been waiting for this!!!!!!!!! the saws' beautiful singing tones follow the gentle folk melodies of "do you wonder?", the haunting ballad of "the crinkle man" and the downright odd refrains of "what is it, and how did it get here?".............the group also stretches the boundaries of their "country sound of city people" in such white trash lullabyes as "boredom" and "hollywood hills"........................and of course, there are some actual "good" songs on here too, like "end of the night" and "going home", not to mention the twisted acapella of "bigger"...................
and, depending on your perspective, this tape also benefits greatly from the first recorded Ukelele solo by the band, on the not meant to be widely marketed and even less appreciated "i remember dirt"..........other instruments to be found on this tape include: clarinet, organ, trash can, jaw harp, dobro, mandolin, semistimulated pedal steel, hurdy gurdy, tuba, and more.............
this tape's cover also includes a miniature version of the now almost legendary "cement block head family portrait/chrissmess card"..............yet another childhood dream come true...(like yours was "normal")..............let's see what the word is on this one:
"there are some 'keepers' on this tape. a lot of the songs, you can switch the words around, and put them in any order. cool." -Mr. Mayer
"you just sang my dharma talk"- Semi-prominent buddhist teacher on hearing the song "boredom"
"this tape reminds me a lot of my grandmother. she was what they used to call ' 'queer', before it had anything to do with your sexual orientation...."- Karen Fillips
"not in here you don't......."- Joe Morganstein, Mercy Records
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