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10-29-2007, 03:16 PM
...by Sixpac Drinkur and The Downtown Lovelyshots: "Music For Short Attention Spans"

Downloadable from http://www.sendspace.com/file/dnuoz1

Press Release:

The songs of "Music For Short Attention Spans" were originally composed in 1956, when Guillaume Tilley-Mercer of The Downtown Lovelyshots (then Jenni & The Goosesteppers) overheard a milkman whistling them cheerily over his usual breakfast of egg pie and piping hot ale. The young Tilley-Mercer (then Ezquerro-Hirschfield) was a pugnacious sort of chap and indeed he thought nothing of administering a sound beating to the whistling milkman before making off with his watch, at least one of his shoes and, of course, those unaccounted-for melodies. Alas, Ezquerro-Hirschfield's insistance that the lyrics be comprised entirely of Bulgarian translations of Brechtian theatre did not sit well with fans of The Goosesteppers, who duly switched their attentions to such burgeoning talents as Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard and Burrswatz Plelafaffnon.

It was not until 1974 that they re-emerged as Sid Platter's Frenetic Disco Implosion and ensuing long-player 'Ingest Your Food Pills, Mupsnadzu!' proved to be their most ambitious outing to date. Presented as a collection of funk interpretations of songs from the future, 'IYFP, M!' (which was preceded by the single 'Where Is My Szetlespuzq?') was met with widespread acclaim at the time but has since been generally re-evalued as perhaps the shittest album ever.

And so, after several aborted attempts at making a comeback as Scando-pop collective Bloink, messrs Lars Gundervelt-Trappstoembergner, Boris Whittingham-Chelsea, Gertrude Aloysius Prenderville-Tompkinsmitt, Ryan Pilchard-West, Gustave Mellon-Pratchett, Gregorsz Dyke-Rosenthal, Cyril Platt-Matthews and Guillaume Tilley-Mercer of The Downtown Lovelyshots return with their first album. Which is also their new one. Or something like that.

"Listening to The Downtown Lovelyshots is a lot like having sex with a farmyard animal. It's noisy, the rhythm's all over the place and you end up with weird spots all over your genitals" - Pitchfork

"If you buy just one album this year...then you're a real cheapskate..." - some wag

"I like the funny noises" - Luke, aged 6

10-29-2007, 05:16 PM
I like this!

11-04-2007, 10:38 AM
Thanks for listening, Dave!