steering clear of the mainstream
since 2001

june 2010

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The JFK Jr. Royal Airforce

"2" CDR

Slutfish Records

Genres: experimental, experimental rock, space rock

Slutfish Worldwide
327 Bedford Ave. #A2
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211

April 6 - 13 2002

This cannot be classified. You can try to pin a tag on it, but, alas, you will fail. There's elements of everything on this CDR - although I suppose that's no surprise from a band on the bizarre Slutfish label. Songs like "Navigator" and "Impartially Fiber-Banana" are pure tidbits of psychedelia - insane psychedelia, I admit, but psychedelia nonetheless. In fact, "Impartially Fiber-Banana" wears its Jimi Hendrix influences right on its sleeve. Meanwhile, "Forbidden Planet" wouldn't feel at all out of place on a Frank Zappa or Captain Beefheart record. These pieces are obviously the byproduct of some hallucinogen usage; I don't think any non-drugged person could come up with anything this screwed up. Yet, the songs are still enjoyable, as they wear their melodies and sense of funkiness right on their sleeves.

One day, I took this album into an art studio and played it at full volume. What was the result? About ten people asking me, "What the fuck is this music?" I just grinned, looked them in the eyes, and said, "It's the JFK Jr. Royal Airforce."


Matt Shimmer