Norway - Full Moon 56 - 05/07/01
2001 A Pop Odyssey, Flight Four
Big Dipper Records
Remember Astroburger's third flight last moon? It included the instrumental Supernova.
I don't know if there is a title cock-up here. The song on side B of Flight Four is a song
called The Midget Walk, but vocalist Bingo sings about a supernova all the time. Anyhow,
a fine little garage-pop gem it is, with a dynamic fuzz-drenched Farfisa organ, harpsichord-alike
electric piano playing and a sing-/shout-along chorus.
I'm less convinced by The Horse on side A. Here tunesmith, vocalist and guitarist Mr.
Bingo seems to tell a story about two renegades called Henry the Fool and Edwin The Idiot(?).
The latter is the title of last moon's side A! It's in the hard-pub-rock vein and too straight
forward and monotonous for my liking. Every flight has its ups and downs. Here's one side of
each. More eccentric pop songs next time, pleeze!
Copyright © 2001 JP