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The Strangtecular Band

by The Strangtecular Band

A musical journey into a bizarre wonderland of experimental lo-fi self-indulgence.
Genre: Rock: Noise
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Reggie
6:59 $0.99
2. Goon in My Room
5:23 $0.99
3. Mosquito
1:40 $0.99
4. Now Is the Time
3:52 $0.99
5. The Bone
3:02 $0.99
6. Detroit (peace of Mind)
2:14 $0.99
7. Fancy Love Songs
3:46 $0.99
8. Moose Over Fire
3:52 $0.99
9. Hilton
4:13 $0.99
10. Sometimes...
2:49 $0.99
11. Fir La Temle
2:04 $0.99
12. Be
2:20 $0.99
13. Mama Manopea
1:31 $0.99
14. Dirty Movie
2:28 $0.99
15. You're Pickin' Up Papers!
2:00 $0.99
16. Fried Umbrella Hairdo
4:12 $0.99
17. Harlot You Are
4:03 $0.99
18. To the Sun
12:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 1997, the New York City based BAD ASS FRANKLIN changed their name to THE STRANGTECULAR BAND. This self-titled disc is the first release on LA BLUE GOON RECORDINGS. Now disbanded, The Strangtecular Band's flamboyant live shows have come to an end. This disc is all that remains.Often likened to Ween, Frank Zappa and/or Captain Beefheart, The Strangtecular Band expanded on the concept behind their earlier recordings to give birth to their first and only full length album. It has been described as "...a musical journey into a bizarre wonderland of experimental lo-fi self-indulgence." There is no in-between response to this album. You either "get it", or you don't. Their creativity had evolved into what is now considered, in the minds of their fans, pure demented genius. Other listeners think in confusion, "I don't understand this." If you appreciate albums like 'Trout Mask Replica' or 'The Pod', you just might "get" what these brilliant madmen have accomplished on this wonderful CD. Also available is THE FUZZ HAUNTED ~ the latest release by Steve Dawson and Randy Lord - co-founders of The Strangtecular Band.

"Backward guitars, vocals laden with weirdly echoing effects and songs titled "Cooking a Moose Over Fire" are the kind of eccentricities you can expect from The Strangtecular Bands' first CD. Those ingredients flavor an aggressive ,Brit-pop & hard rock mélange that is the result of five guys sitting in their rehearsal studio, monkeying with 8-track machines for hours without worry about the cost or self indulgence. It's a brilliant concoction.

"Perhaps the only contemporary band it can really be compared to is Ween, who also breed songs that resemble small animals: fuzzy, cute and sometimes making a mess on the carpet. Like the challenge of caring for a pet, spending time with THE STRANGTECULAR BAND offers great emotional rewards. The only drawback here is that though Strangteculars' home studio captured some brilliant, inspired performances, it also made them sound like they were recorded in a cardboard box"

-Isaac Guzman, "NIGHTBEAT" section of NEWSDAY , 1997

"From the sound of things here these guys must of have had a complete fucking blast in the studio. I love the way the songs (actually, they're more aptly defined as creations) come to life! The album is densely packed with ideas, full of wicked intelligence and biting humor. Unless I miss my guess entirely, there would seem to be more than one Zappa aficionado in residence within this band. This is not an easily definable work by any means, and I like it that way. The only thing I wonder can they manage to perform this in real time?"

-Roy Abrams 106.1 WBLI and The Island Zone



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This Music...
This music is good...
This music reminds me of frank zappa's...
This music is better than frank zappa's methinks...
This music is funny at times...
This music reminds you that it's cool to try something different...
This music is experimental...
This music is good!

Oh yeah and the photos are great too! BUY IT!

Poodle Bites

a unique collection of music
The CD goes from an eerie, multi-layered instrumental track into a beautiful song. A great mix of humor and profound emotion. The singer blows me away!


A True Cult Classic
This is simply the greatest album of the 90's. I think they pressed a thousand of them. Get your hands on this. A tour-de-force in dark sound humor; the soundtrack to Long Island sinking into the Atlantic.

Emily Bonnard

I want to have a six-way orgy with these guys!
This CD makes me want to do drugs, jump up and down and touch myself all at the same time. I want to have their children. Buy this CD right NOW!!!!!

Patrick Raitt

The self-titled Strangtecular Band CD is a schizophrenic showcase of a band with the core ingredients for making amazing music: talent, purpose, creativity, and, most importantly, insanity. Many times throughout this album, these ingredients complement each other (ex: "Reggie," "the Bone," and "Fancy Love Songs"). At times, the band's creativity overwhelms these other aspects (ex: Mama Manopea, I mean why speed up perfectly good vocals--is this a Chipmunks album?). But mostly this album is packed wall to wall with rocking songs that will leave you shaking your head thinking, "where can I get some of the magic fairy dust these fellows are smoking?"

Steve Augello from RCA Records

The kind of songs you can listen to over and over...
I love this album. It's a healthy mix of good musicianship with creative songs that have a sense of humor. Balls all the way. And that hidden track is unbelievably hilarious. When I 1st found it, I listened over and over. These guys were killer when they were Bad Ass Franklin. If anyone finds those live videos/or songs on the 'net, it'd be a treasured find.

The Queen

A genre of random classics
The songs on this CD are by far the most random and superb songs I have heard in awhile. Different musical blends keeps the listener in awe of what's next on the soundtrack.
Im looking forward to hearing more of the stangtecular band!

Miss Charms

Pure and Unadulterated Awesomeness
The Strangtecular Band has created something that is completely and utterly original. The disc is amazing and each song oozes with never ending creativity. The vocals, drums, and guitar sounds are incendiary. Be sure to check out the soulful "Hilton". Just don't listen to "Fancy Love Songs" while you're alone, in the dark, and trying to fall asleep. You'll get nightmares! Way to go guys!