the brits know talent when they see it

A reviewer in England, just had this to say about the new Monkey Power Trio record:

…After some difficulty, the Monkey Power Trio have released the record from their 2004 session, and it’s their best yet.

Their tenth release, ‘Spiders in the Blood Supply’, still has the chaotic charm of their previous releases, but the quality of the songs has come on in leaps and bounds.

The band only plays together for one day a year, and records a session to be released as a 7″. This means that the Monkey Power Trio are almost like a band developing in slow motion, steadily improving with each record. Over the course of their records they have written some truly great songs, but none of their records have been as consistently great as this one…

I don’t usually like to post positive reviews of my stuff here, as I think it comes across as “smug and pretentious,” but I needed to break up all the terrible, depressing shit that I’ve been posting lately with something positive… If you’d like to listen to all the new songs and review them negatively in the comments section, have at it. All the tracks are available for free at our site. (I thrive on criticism. My tears make me grow. I am lik a plant.)

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  1. j7uy5
    Posted January 30, 2006 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Spiders In The Blood Supply has been my all-time favorite for at least a few weeks now.

  2. Dr Cherry
    Posted January 31, 2006 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think you have enough MPT folklore. If you had more deception to spread around it might be more rewarding.

    For example you could say that members of MPT dine only on grape tang, rabbit, and pumpernickel bread the week prior to recording.

    I think this distracts critics, and I’m available for the Cherry-Maynard thinktank™.

  3. mark
    Posted January 31, 2006 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think the image of tang drinking rabbit eaters really sells records… Can’t we be hedonistic miscreants of some sort instead?

  4. Hillary
    Posted January 31, 2006 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Come on out to Hamtramck and we will redefine the term “hedonistic miscreant”.

  5. mark
    Posted February 1, 2006 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    I hear that for $5,000 you can hunt humans in Hamtramck. The police supposedly let you take your pick of whoever they have in jail at the moment and then look the other way. It’s custumary to give them (the prey) a fifteen minute headstart.

  6. Hillary
    Posted February 1, 2006 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Yes. They have a parternership with GM (right across the street from the Councty Jail). We feed the prey paczki and beer first to slow them down.

  7. Theodore Glass
    Posted February 1, 2006 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    For $5 the Hamtramck Pound will give you a dog “no questions asked.” For what you spend on one guy from the drunk tank, you could hunt a dog a day for almost three years.

  8. Hillary
    Posted February 1, 2006 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Detroit has really cornered the market on dog hunting. Some neighborhood groups may be willing to pay you for it.

  9. Theodore Glass
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Wasn’t that the old city motto?

    “Hamtramck: Get Drunk, Hunt Dogs”

  10. Hillary
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Close. “Get Drunk, Place Your Bets, Hunt Dogs”

  11. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted February 2, 2006 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I liked it better when they changed over to, “It’s the Polockiest!”

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