Friday, May 30, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Treasure Mammal “DGAF” (Rubber Brother Records)

            Whatever misconceptions I may have had about Treasure Mammal based on their previous cassette are all gone now after hearing this one.   These aren’t all necessarily covers, but they are mixes of different songs and they are all hilariously brilliant.

            The cassette opens with what is called “Intro” and is the intro of Dave Matthews Band “Ants Marching” on a loop with a line from Godsmack’s “Voodoo” being sung over it.   Most of the other songs are closer to straight up covers, in terms of the actual lyrics (or close to them) over the artists original music (for the most part)

            In particular, the cover of “We Are Never Getting Back Together” makes me want Taylor Swift to become a rapper known as T-Swift.  Also, putting Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” to a Thanksgiving theme is rather brilliant, don’t you think?

            Perhaps my favorite track, which should be an instant classic, is called “Invisible Obama” and it’s that Clint Eastwood speech to an empty chair over that Psy song we all know and love with the title occasionally being sung.   If nothing else this should reassure you that Treasure Mammal is a band that perhaps doesn’t take themselves seriously (or might appear not to at least) but you should definitely take them seriously.  

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