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Dreaded Concept Album

by The Inactivists

Holy Toffutti, Batman. The Inactivists strike again with everything from demented hip-hop to sambas in Esperanto and odes to art loving gorillas, with ukuleles and theremin. The Inactivists are proud members of D.A.R.C. (The Denver Art Rock Collective).
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bearded Nuns in Bondage
2:24 $0.99
2. The Octopi Occupy
3:14 $0.99
3. Fuck You, Singer-Songwriter
3:32 $0.99
4. Wannabe Dale Earnhardt
3:32 $0.99
5. Omnipotent
1:58 $0.99
6. The Wrong Girl
2:51 $0.99
7. The Esperanto Samba
3:20 $0.99
8. The Koko Song
3:28 $0.99
9. Everybody Now
1:52 $0.99
10. Omnipotent Reprise
1:43 $0.99
11. I Feel So Tall Inside
4:00 $0.99
12. The Urine
0:47 $0.99
13. Here & Now & Then
7:37 $0.99
14. United We Stand Still
5:58 $0.99
15. Obvious
0:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Dreaded Concept Album is the artistic magnum opus of The Inactivists...

Written by and starring the Inactivists, Colorado’s foremost purveyors of angry lounge music, “Jahoprah & The Golden Guitar” is a story of hope for those discouraged by today’s music scene. The story takes place in the entirely fictitious, yet oddly familiar, world of Claxnor; a land where the thuggish theocracy has banished all forms of music. That is until one day, a young goatherd by the name of Jahoprah is given a golden guitar by a mysterious gorilla. Soon the entire government is after the idealistic Jahoprah. Things look grim, but don’t worry -- everything works out in the end. The people of Claxnor learn a lesson and Jahoprah even falls in love.

Having recorded their first two albums in just a matter of days (including Westword’s 2005 “Moover & Shakers” award winner, “Disappointing Follow-Up”), the Inactivists spent over a year at Ian Hlatky’s Woodshed Studios recording this CD, and finished mastering at Colorado Sound Studios in late 2006. On Dreaded Concept Album the Inactivists play-up all the prog-rock pretensions of such albums as The Who’s “Tommy”, Styx's ”Kilroy Was Here,” and E.L.P’s ”Tarkus”. Or perhaps, they used the supposedly ironic title as an excuse to indulge every over-blown idea they had. Aside from the Inactivists’ usual line-up of clarinet, theremin, and ukulele, the Dreaded Concept Album features mandolins, recorders, accordions, cellos, vibraphones, banjos, backwards vocals, and numerous guest performers. The album ranges from New Age noodlery to accordion-fueled death metal. From country-rap to a funk song that turns into a Slim Whitman style waltz. The songs range from over seven and a half minutes, to well under one minute. Everything is jammed into this album; there are songs in Esperanto, sign language, and gibberish, as well as possibly the most unnecessarily offensive couplet in the history of the English language: "Trying to train a St. Bernard to orally please us/ Awash in the menstrual blood of gay Nazi Jesus".



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Professor Cochenbalz

If there's a heaven, the first thing you'll hear walking through "the pearly gat
It's fresh. It's imaginitive. It's humourous. It's extremely well-played and performed. It's the best thing I've heard since The Police's Syncronicity. The Dreaded Concept Album sets off a hydrogen bomb in the middle of the pop music world. It's precisely what the truly demanding appreciator of things artistic needs, and probably has been craving.