From time to time a band or solo artist will submit music to Audio Gumshoe that is difficult to describe. This particular submission comes from an experimental group based in Louisville, Kentucky. They offered very little background info about themselves, so the gumshoe had to go to work.
Babirusa has several albums and single songs released at their account on Bandcamp. These include the recent collection “Mitch McConnell’s Grapefruit Stand.” I’ve played three songs from that collection, as well as a new release from December. And, if you are so inclined, I highly recommend that you visit the Bandcamp page to hear their rendition of the Disney tune “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”
What can I say about the band? First, I like them. Second, for some reason this album reminded me a bit of The Small Faces release from 1969 called “Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake.” I don’t need to tell you, but I will: I listened to that release over and over again until I broke the… 8-track. Yes. I said it.
Finally, one of the most unique things about this band is that they have foregone the typical pop-rock instrumentation that includes a bass player. Instead, they have a cellist. I like cellists. I am one. (But I’m also a bass player.)
I leave it to you to follow the (very few) links in this page to find out more about this band.
Enjoy the show — and don’t forget to talk up Babirusa on your social profiles. They’ll love knowing that you’re talking about them.
– Public Bath
– Abbo’s Alley
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