ARTIST: King Missile
TITLE: Fluting on the Hump
YEAR RELEASED: 1987
CHART ACTION: None
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Maybe if you followed college radio that played boho stuff
LINEUP: John S. Hall, Dogbowl (Stephen Tunney), RB Korbet, Alex DeLaszio, George O’Malley
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Stream-of-consciousness boho poetry and stories recited to music.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: John S. Hall writes and recites strange poetry and stories, and he asked a friend to put together a backing band. Hall and the band started to become very popular at poetry readings, so they made a record in 10 hours.
Most all of these poems and stories are humorous, but some are more humorous than others. In the end, three cuts stand out, and the true winners are “Sensitive Artist” and “Take Stuff from Work” (since we all want to do this).
The sound is a bit rough, as the producer Kramer used low-fi techniques. That also detracts a bit.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: After just three readings at the Backfence, Hall became a ‘featured’ poet.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Kramer deleted a track from the CD and now from streaming..
GRADE: C+: I really like three songs, the rest are just OK or juvenile.