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– Wimp Farm (Bigger Thumb
Records) Words like “quirky”, “off-beat” and “eccentric”
come to mind, as do comparisons to They Might Be Giants.
But I think Goh could best be described as throwbacks to the coffee
house folk music of the 1960s: minimalist instrumentation along with
simple melodies and lyrics that run from the humorous to the absurd,
always with a singer/songwriter’s sort of observational point of view.
The vocals are pleasantly unprofessional, and the production is
crisp and clean. Particular
favorites are “Mannequin”, in which the singer dresses up his wooden
lady in his old concert t-shirts so she looks like a rock’n’roll girl;
and “Metric Song” in which he tells us that it’s time we got angry
and dumped the stupid English system we use for weights and measures the
same way we dumped all that tea into Boston harbor back in ’73 (that’s
1773, by the way). I gather
from their website that they are originally from the
area, but that they relocated to
for awhile, but have now returned to
. I think.
But that doesn’t really matter.
The CD is fun and definitely different from pretty much anything
else out there at the moment. That
is what matters. – Brian Mosher