Thank you to Eat The Marshmallow for the fun review!
“Debut album alert! The Green Orbs threw down their first album earlier this month and announced their notable presence on the kindie scene. Pulling from a wide array of musical influences from 60s-80s, The Green Orbs dish up a big scoop of surrealist silly (Monster Spray Parts I, II, and III, Flower In My Shower) peppered with moments of heartfelt kid advice (Tips From Toby the Turtle, Twelve Steps to Eating Your Veggies) and story songs (Doug the Bug, Ruby the Tooth Fairy, Robert Broccoli, The Duck of Whistleburg). The record kicks off with its title track Thumb Wrestling Champions which echoes the concept of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match– if the wrestlers were only using their thumbs for combat! Musically the song has a definite 80s influence, reminiscent of The Buggles, Sparks, The Plimsouls, and Devo. But, as aforementioned, the album does not remain in that 80s sonic space, the musical influences shift from song to song and range from 80s to folksy to broadway theatrical to 50s/60s doo-wop. There is even a funny, driving, guitar-laden, Neil Young-esque song called Soup. The album, structurally speaking, is divided into three parts with each section punctuated by a faux advertising interstitial. Despite this, I wouldn’t call this record a concept album per se, however, you could safely say that this record was made possible by the generous support by the good people behind Monster Spray!”
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