Friday, December 21, 2007

GOON MOON - LICKER'S LAST LEG (2007)

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In case you haven't noticed by now, we here at G.O.M.E. tend to worship at the altar of Chris Goss. I track down every record he's affiliated with, from the MASTERS OF REALITY stuff to the more electro UNKLE. GOON MOON is the bizarre soundclash between Goss and Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), and Licker's Last Leg is their second album. It's also a front-runner for G.O.M.E. Album of the Year accolades. Is it desert rock? Well, in a sense, yes. Without Chris Goss, there would be no "desert rock" to speak of. However, the experimentation, keyboard orchestration, and use of effects makes this GOON MOON offering a bit more EARTHLINGS? than MASTERS OF REALITY. Rest assured, though, Gomies. There's a lot more to this record than simple blips and bleeps. "An Autumn That Came Too Soon", despite the electronics, is a page directly torn from the Goss/Homme handbook, and if "Pin Eyed Boy" doesn't remind you why you love MASTERS OF REALITY so much, then you clearly have some homework to do. My personal favorite? Ironically it's an earnest cover of the BEE GEES' "Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You".

1. Apple Pie
2. My Machine
3. An Autumn That Came Too Soon
4. Feel Like This
5. Pin Eyed Boy
6. Hardcore Q3
7. Tip Toe
8. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
9. Lay Down
10. Balloon
11. The Golden Ball
12. Built in a Bottle

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey ho jo ! GOON MOON

Anonymous said...

licker's last leg will lie under my Christmas Tree ;)

Anonymous said...

I couldnt' find this on any other blog.....can't afford to buy it in the store. Thanks. Also thanks for all the other stuff I've downloaded from this blog. Much appreciated.
the Masters of reality, Deep in the hole link is dead, any chance for a re-up?

IGGY said...

"'An Autumn That Came Too Soon', despite the electronics, is a page directly torn from the Goss/Homme handbook"

So that explains why its the best fuckin song on the record...

Anonymous said...

hey big jack, any chance of the putting up the first goon moon album too? ta

Anonymous said...

oh damnit,
i downloaded it.. and now i dont know how to open it

Big Jack said...

Yeah, I'll see what I can do on the first record.

To open the file, you need WinRAR. It works like WinZIP. You can download a freebie here:

http://oldversion.com/download.php?idlong=3143bf7e27f90696ac20ecde4f0a222b

Anonymous said...

1st album is pretty hard to come by, thanks big jack

The Jackyl said...

amazing album. took me a while to get into though.