Fudgie & Fufu
"Vampire Viking Volume V" CD
Genres: weirdcore, diy pop, experimental
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Jan 19 - 25 2004
Viking Volume V is a very weird album. Chronic bizarros Fudgie
& Fufu, known previously to me by their book-cum-remix-album
that was draped in pictures of naked folks on house roofs, have
created something like a pervert rock opera with this disc.
Goofy, electronic-based weird-pop is what's in abundance here, with
references to the likes of Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart,
and others all apparent.
Let's take a look at some of the lyrics:
"When you told me to eat a dick/I didn't think you meant
yours" (from "Kif")
"A midsummer's knife dream/my so-called knife/the knife before
Christmas" (from "P.S. Knife!!")
"This is for the people who dine with bears/Their recta filled
with chocolate éclairs" (from "Blood in my B.M...W")
That sums up their attitude pretty aptly. Immature, yet
funnily so, with a touch of absurdity and heaps of originality to
As for the music? It's an audio scattergory of beats and
melody, all warped in F&F's own special way. Though
the tunes are often quite experimental and unusual, it's amazing how
melodic they can be. You may find yourself humming them on the
bus every once in awhile, having to catch yourself from singing any of
the words out loud. A tune like "Blood in my B.M...W"
is just so atypically infectious, while the chorus of "I'm Sincere" is a
sheer revelation. Fudgie and Fufu know what they're doing, and
Vampire Viking Volume V is recommended for fans of messed-up
music. Sometimes you just can't help but dig it.
[Vitals: 28 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]