The Evaporators - Ripple Rock
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

The Evaporators - Ripple RockLed by Nardwuar the Human Serviette, the Evaporators take their garage rock to absurd lengths. The Vancouver band’s last album featured the frenzied “I Gotta Rash” (“Gimme some ointment, I need an appointment”). Here, Nardwuar sings the shambolic “(I’ve Got) Icicles on My Testicles,” a suitable affliction for a Canuck culture freak who writes about Canada’s alleged KGB spy Gerda Munsinger, and covers “Barney Rubble is My Double” by Liberal Party hack Warren Kinsella’s ’70s teenage band the Hot Nasties. Wacky.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

Aaron Neville - My True Story

2013 | Administrator | Saturday, 2 February 2013

The New Orleans vocal legend looks like a dockworker and sounds like an angel. He’s lent his sweet voice to collaborations with Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan and Linda Ronstadt. Here,...

News image

Paul McCartney & Wings - Wings Over America

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The year was 1976 and arena rock was in its heyday. Paul McCartney, who had not performed in North America since the Beatles’ last tour a decade earlier, took his...

News image

David Lynch

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Anyone who has seen Mulholland Drive or Twin Peaks knows that the celebrated filmmaker and TV director has a signature surrealist style that draws heavily on dreamlike imagery. His fans...

News image

La Roux - Trouble in Paradise

2014 | Administrator | Thursday, 24 July 2014

Fans of England’s “red-haired one” (Elly Jackson) have waited ages for the followup to her Grammy-winning debut, which featured the synth-pop smash “Bulletproof.” It’s worth the wait. Electro-dance nuggets like...

Features

News image

k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...

News image

Kathleen Edwards is an Emotional Voyageur

2012 | Administrator | Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A lot can change in four years—especially in the music world. In 2008, when Kathleen Edwards released her album Asking for Flowers, the Ottawa native...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2012 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...