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MP3 The Mold Monkies - O Brave Yet Ignorant Swine

Distortomelodic power pop handcrafted by hard-working goofballs. Britpop goes 14 rounds with punk, with Zappa and Robert Pollard refereeing.

14 MP3 Songs
POP: Power Pop, POP: British Pop

Emerging from the primordial soup of the collective unconscious and bursting upon the American musical scene with all the force of a truckload of pork chops, the Mold Monkies are here. And they won''t leave.

Begun as an experiment in power pop by shadowy Northumberlandese punk-pop fixture Nick Appleby (Chopper, The Absolute Zeros) and other guy Russell Shaddox (Buzzbaby, Biff and the Squids), the Mold Monkies quickly evolved into an exploration of Spinal Tap''s aphorism that "there''s a fine line between stupid and clever."

"It''s noisy, it''s goofy, it''s hyperenergized," said Russell, his TV-glazed eyes slowly gravitating back toward the siren song of a CSI marathon. "But most of the songs have a genuine melody, which is an increasing rarity in today''s mainstream pop landscape. So we''re proud of that, or something."

Nick agrees, nodding his head slowly. Traumatized by the creation of the new CD, for weeks he has been unable to articulate any words except "Pat the bunny."

"Our formative cultural environment was the late 70s and early 80s," said Russell, clearly enraptured by the sound of his own voice. "Growing up in England, Nick loved the ''punk'' and ''new wave'' scenes that were all the rage with the youngsters back then. Meanwhile, I was in San Antonio, listening to a melting pot of power pop, prog-rock, punk, new wave, Celt-rock and Philly soul. That''s why I am confused now, and look to Nick for direction and moral guidance."

"Pat the bunny," Nick agrees.

Overcome your natural repulsion. Purchase this fine musical product. Find out what The Mold Monkies are all about, because if you don''t, you won''t know. What they''re all about.

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