Thursday, September 01, 2005

Big Dentist

Lemon Kittens - Big Dentist

Found this in London the other day for well less than the book price which is a staggering £40+. The cover was a bit tatty so that could explain the reduction, fortunately the record itself plays perfectly. For those not in the know, Big Dentist was the very last record by those short lived darlings of musical eccentricity ' The Lemon Kittens' ( Karl Blake and Danielle Dax ) .

It's not as inventive as their debut 'We buy hammer for Daddy' which was an amazing joyride of strangeness (being released a year earlier by that bastion of the sonic underground - Steven Stapleton) but the album sort of takes up and enlarges upon the many directions established in the first album - with the incredible 11 min sonic journey of 'They Are Both Dirty' being testimony to this alone.

For the curious out there check Julian Cope's review on his Head Heritage site... as Mr Cope says this and the debut seriously need re-issuing like yesterday.

3 comments:

Loki said...

never did get round to hear this one... I have We Buy A Hammer which I've always sort of liked, though I always thought Danielle worked best when she had acceptable songforms to abuse i.e. on Jesus Egg That Wept and even the looser material on Inky Bloaters... still both Lemon Kittens albums should be owned by everyone just because of the titles...

Cloudboy said...

yes - I’d agree she certainly knew how to subvert the pop song wonderfully - the later 'pop eyes' is my favourite album ...

Rafael Marquee said...

This album is simply terrific...