Sunday, November 4, 2007

Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited

I can only imagine what the residents of Hamilton, Ontario made of Simply Saucer back in the mid-70’s. Their music, a blend of Velvets stomp with Syd-era Pink Floyd weirdness, still sounds a bit off-putting. Straight forward rock songs quickly shift into Theremin led discordant freak outs. The groove heavy “Dance the Mutation” could have been the most fucked up dance craze ever. “The Twist” for the kids who ate acid instead of cereal for breakfast. While “Instant Pleasure” is a freak beat sex romp sing-along that clocks in at less than 2 minutes (without any lyrics past the first 45 seconds). “Bullet Proof Nothing” is the album’s pop song as Edgar Breau begs to be treated like dirt by the object of his desire. His straight-faced vocals sound as if he’s the only one not in on some sort of joke.

Much like the Velvets before them, the few that actually heard this record the first time around couldn’t have helped but absorb Simply Saucer’s influence.

Simply Saucer - Dance the Mutation
Simply Saucer - Instant Pleasure
Simply Saucer - Bullet Proof Nothing

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