Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Music from the Archives - Handfull O' Bald Guys "Ya-Ma, Son of Gamera"

Here’s another track from the vault, another one from the Wilmington Sessions (see my previous post for the session details). This track is another biggie in the ‘Bald Guys oeuvre, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was a heck of a lot of fun to play live, as it’s kind of a silly song, a Toho bildungsroman set to the strains of a triumphant power anthem. All second-like, it pretty nicely expresses the oddball sci-fi aesthetic that we traded in. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, this song is an excellent example of the wacked-out songwriting combo of Squamata and Wentworth. Jason Squamata is, as cagey readers will have already sussed, my partner in crime on the TEENAGE LUVKRAFT comic book which is currently in production. He’s one of my oldest friends, and it feels like we’ve been collaborating since we first met – which, I suppose, we have.

Anyhow, enough waxing – let’s hit some sonic waves.

Written by Jason Squamata and Richard Wentworth
Jon Dyer (Guitar), Carolyn Klumpp (Drums), Richard Wentworth (Vocals, Guitar), Bob Wilson (Bass)

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