Round about 1990 there was a lot of talk about organizing a tour
featuring Alice Donut, Mary's Danish, and Breakfast
With Amy. Negotiations fell through when our attentions went
the way of Road Rash on Sega Genesis, and the "Good Morning
Sweetie" idea never reached the proposal stage. I'm sure
the bands would have gone for it in a big, big way. With the exception
of bassist Sissi Schulmeister, the lineup remains the same
as those mind expanding days when "Lisa's Father" added
several catch phrases to our repertoire.
Nearly gone, however, is the hardcore element that drove the
psychedelic experiment into our path. Three Sisters has
that deep pelvic-grabbing groove propelled by Stephen Moses'
signature inventive smash-and-grab drumming. Dirty, dirty metal
riffs flirt with the funky rhythms. It's a roller-coaster ride
where once you pull yourself to your seat there's no turning back.
And it makes you feel all tingly in the nether regions. The acidic
bite has been toned down for a subtler lyrical approach. Singer
Thomas Antona takes an oddball thought like expired predictions
of "Farmers Almanac" and explodes it into a fleshed
out idea complete with back-story. "Helsinki" is a cryptic
bombast of Beastie Boys pseudo-rap. The intriguing "Mister
Pinkus" proclaims, "I want a human face/a normal human's
human face/a face to make my mother weep/get that thing away from
me/it's enormous and it's scaring me/and I hear that it's been
killing off the sheep." While the picturesque "Kcick"
takes a very creepy Bauhaus turn. Antona's nasal emissions
are annoying at times, but it allows mainstream comparisons like:
Jane's Addiction, with a sense of humor. Or if you prefer:
a thinking man's Primus. But most accurate is: a groovier
Minutemen. If it's smart enough to mention Buckminister
Fuller... oh, we're in the soup now!
1. Kiss Me
2. Mr. Pinkus
4. She Tells Me Things
5. Running Arms in the Philippines
8. Up Is Down
11. Farmer's Almanac
12. Setting Sun
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