Wacktoid that works
Imagine the Wrens playing Captain Beefheart . . . no, really! The Spirit of the Beehive grafts just about every sort of musical whatnot on top of a laptop-esque rhythm section, and then ties all the pieces up into a pretty bow.
It would fit in nicely with the mid-90s wacko-pop explosion, and it truly does not seem to have much footing in the music world of today. Which is precisely why it might be utterly visionary. Of course, I'm not interested in that. I'm much more interested in the way that the Spirit of the Beehive subverts its own interests.
I'm sure these fine Philly folks could play a straight pop song, but that wouldn't be nearly as exciting as what is actually on this set. Resolutely dissolute, this sucker slouches toward Babylon with abandon.
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