Friday, April 16, 2010
ALBUM DU JOUR #8: "Potato - 777"
Let's see what's in the Music For Maniacs mailbox, shall we?
"My name is Mark and I'm representing an artist that has a difficult time communicating in a way that makes sense. During the late 70s to late 80s this artist went as Potato, now he goes by Jerome Ron Dinkle. I am submitting his album "Potato - 777" (1988) with full permission from the artist. The album is comprised of Psychedelic Satire (very comparable to the Residents) which curves on the early side of noise. It's mainly comprised of vocals which is amazing due to the fact that Dinkle suffers from a "severe case of cleft pallet" which in turn gives the recording even an odder sound. This is the weirdest thing I've heard in a while..."
Potato - 777 (1988)
"...Feel free to post the entire album. By the time I ran into Jerome, he was residing in an assisted living community and had already given up on his pursuit in the arts. So I'm sure he will be delighted at the thought someone besides his friends are interested in his music."
Like the Everyday Film albums I wrote about recently, J.R.Dinkle is also from Texas, and his songs are also very brief (most a minute or less) featuring non-singing jibberish vocals and crude electronics. Unlike the scary Everyday Film, however, it's all quite silly and child-like. Residents comparisons are, indeed, apt - the Eyeballed Ones themselves would be proud of the better tracks here, like "Potato Party."
1 - Sir Trumphet Stands Attention
2 - dirtfromlongbreakingoflandunderneathyouwatchingasallslipsthroughyourgraps
3 - Creeping Sunrise
4 - Potato Party
5 - Class of 777
6 - heysuesrideformine350fordor
7 - Clam Parade in Flesh of Sing
8 - RNR - Featuring Apprentice T Waine Edishun
9 - Thumn Mountian
10 - I Am The Rhinosorceress
11 - Twinkle Gums
12 - Randol Mill
13 - Today is The Joke, Tommorow is The Punchline
14 - Once Light Tickeled Shadow and Then it Consoled
15 - Twilight of the Year
16 - Notato
17 - Inch Allot Ah
18 - I am a Mountian When it Falls (Fly Away on the Wings of Love)
19 - Layase Fountian
20 - P.O.T.A.T.O
21 - I Am The Rhinosorceress (Club Remix)
22 - Cadillac Spring (Live at The Plop 1987)