ANDY'S AIRPORT OF LOVE
The closing track - and highlight - of 'Ballad of the Aleutian Sea Otter' is entitled Old Wooden Rollercoaster. Far be it from someone writing about music to pull a dumb metaphor out of his hole (sorry, I mean "apropos of nothing"), I won't bother suggesting that this debut "album" from Andy's Airport of Love (all 7.3 minutes of it!) is somewhat akin to a ride on a rickety wooden coaster. Perhaps Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Grand National? Over seventy years old and with the erratic track eroding away from beneath you, your only security on the thing is a flimsy seatbelt which is as if it's been digested and regurgitated by the herd of horses which the uncomfortably jerky carts are supposed to mimic. But this noisy old lo-fi rollercoaster is no less thrilling despite all of this, as you unpredictably careen around the theme park, all the time jeering the opposing train racing alongside you, even with the niggling fear in your mind that smashing your face off of the steel bar in front of you is a very viable possibility.
Here are eight songs, each one clutching onto the 60-second mark for dear life, always swooping, drooping, clipping, tripping and concluding far too soon (LIKE A ROLLERCOASTER!!!!!!!). Just thank Jehovah that this record doesn't come with a "no repeat rides" sign.
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