Is It Man, Or Astro-Man?!?
I arrived to Man Or Astro-Man? 30 years too late, I’m afraid. Back in my late teens I would have eaten this stuff up! The Dick Dale guitar attack, the punky rhythm section and especially the kitschy 1950’s Sci-Fi movie dialogue that peppers this release would have been right in my wheel-house back in the day. Today, at 14 songs, is 13 too much in one sitting. It all gets a little “samey”, if you ask me. A pleasant enough diversion, but as I climb one more stony, grey step towards oblivion each year my musical needs tend to favor something a tad more substantial. Like musical fiber.But I have to say… fantastic album covers!
For my Canadian pals these guys sound a lot like Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet. To those unfamiliar they were the dudes that wrote the theme song to the Kids In The Hall show back in the ‘90’s. Still nothing?
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And here’s Man Or Astro-Man?