an emily blunt review
I get tons-o- cds for review and every once in a while I love
something and feel the urge to share.
Jungle is very reminiscent of The B52's yet unique-- if that makes
sense. The simply delightfully simple organ is accompanied by
what seems to be a drum machine. But the riffs are so catchy and
driving it's been in the player for about three days straight!
song revels in its own camp and flamboyancy while making your
body parts uncontrollably reenact dance moves from several Sweet
Charity scenes. Don't get me wrong this is real music with real
sound that screams for personal involvement. No lollygagging about
while Vav Jungle's blasting around you!
think I am exaggerating? Get a load of the retro-hip-a-roo titles:
Spaceflight, 4 Eggs Za'ina's Belly, Planet Claire or my fave --so
far-- Putalidonit (John Waters' Lament). This is classic schtuff
here folks! After the second rotation around the antiquated player
I dare call a system, I was almost ready to sport a beehive and
dress in polyesters! Almost.
is Vav Jungle? Well, as far as I can figure nothing more than
a lone chickbabe named Eve Rice. She's the "lead singer"
tickling the electric keyboard, spanking her "space"
drums. But another, and just as important band member is Grace
Martini aka Baba Gigi aka Sassy Las Vegas aka Sandy Elephantpants!
Tah! Okay she doesn't exactly play with Eve but she's more a visual
at the live shows and probably skirts around while Ms. Jungle
creates in the studio.
weirdness of the whole thing just adds, for me, to their charm.
gotta run Queen of Seamonkey is starting and I am trying a new
interpretive dance that popped into mind....
to Vav Jungles website
and get this for your own aural shindig of the bizarre-- or just
for super swanky style tips . When
you're listening you can't help but smile and get those happy
feet a goin'. Enjoy!