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Fist Full of Iffy

by Rattlemouth

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Peter Moore HOOKED IMMEDIATELY ❤ listening now. Haven't got all the way through yet. But superb so far. And I know I will love the rest. Completely get what Willy and Carsten had to say about this too.! Just New I had to buy it! Thanks guys. Brilliant.
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willy vlyminck What a great album! I try to imagine how this would have sound with Peter Hammill doing the vocals?
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Carsten Pieper To quote New Sonic Architecure:"Whipsmart geek-prog with sax up front and catchy as all get out. Klezmer tunes and tempos."
Reading this I was in, immediately! A short listening probe of perhaps half a mintute and I pressed the Buy button.
I'm quite positiv that I won't regret this swift decision :-)
One more hooray for the amazing Cuneiform Records and there astonishing range of style and repertoire! Favorite track: Carnivorous Stew.
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Wooden Bee 07:19
F.O.O.W. 04:39
Head Lice 05:13
Et Tu Bob? 03:15


For Fist Full Of Iffy, their second album, Rattlemouth stripped down to the core trio of Danny Finney-saxes & vocals, Tom Brickman-bass & Robbie Kinter-drums & spent two years developing the material here.

Their tunes are instantly recognizable: unusual scales and modes in the melodies that are usually handled by sax. The rhythm section keeps all of this activity firmly grounded, with quick-witted bass work and a drummer who can find the groove no matter what else is going on musically.

The lack of guitar & trio format takes this further away from the "rock" elements of their first, & puts this more in line with musical iconoclasts like Etron Fou, albeit in a less obviously "weird" manner.

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"Whipsmart geek-prog with sax up front and catchy as all get out. Klezmer tunes and tempos. The addition of post-punk jaggedness helps to make this the sort of thing that Dog Faced Hermans fans would enjoy." – New Sonic Architecture


released April 28, 1998

Danny Finney - saxophones, vocals
Tom Brickmann - bass
Robbie Kinter - drums


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