Monday, August 25, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Jellyfish "Bellybutton"

The beauty of having one's own blog is that you're not beholden to one singular mission--which is frequently regurgitating news items or on the perpetual hunt for the 'next big thing'. It's liberating to continue a conversation such as the one started on Friday involving Jellyfish--a band whose "pastiche of pop icons from the Beatles to Squeeze via 10cc, the Beach Boys and Badfinger" noted trusty Trouser Press, gets more and more inventive each time the needle drops on these well worn records.

I'd also add to TP's formula of "Beatles to Squeeze via 10cc, the Beach Boys and Badfinger" a healthy dose of 70's-era Saturday morning cartoons over a bowl of some super-sweet cereal. And while this mix sounds like it can get more than a bit overpowering, in fact navel gazing has never proven more enjoyable than with Jellyfish's first release "Bellybutton":

Jellyfish - The Man I Used To Be (Mp3)
Jellyfish - The King Is Half-Undressed (Mp3)
Jellyfish - I Wanna Stay Home (Mp3)
Jellyfish - Bedspring Kiss (Mp3)
Jellyfish - Calling Sarah (Mp3)

We'll be delving into the Jellyfish releases over the next few days, and while a few of you just might have both LP's already, TVD has a slew of rarities in the archives, so come back 'round.