This, along with their side project Cheapsuit Oroonies and Pyramids on Mars, is the Ozrics off-shoot I've found the hardest to get into. Yesterday I felt like braving their tapes and there were some excellent moments among the madness. Listening to the album, Of Hoof and Horn, now and it's very good. Pity it's only available on vinyl, I'd buy a CD or download straight away. However, when I try to watch the Kozfest or Louisiana footage I get distracted because they're both so random.
Anyway, they're probably the least discussed Ozrics off-shoot. Anyone care to give their opinion on them?
Post by yogbarogger on Mar 26, 2020 5:43:12 GMT -8
I know what you mean - slightly anarchopunk mixed with pagan themes. I have a soft spot for the cassettes from that era and the rudimentary artwork. Their only official LP is a lot more 'mainstream' and accessible.
However, compared to the band History of Gardening, the Oroonies are prime 80s Chart Pop
I like their artwork too. I had a listen to Prodding from 2015 and it's very similar to the live shows I talked about earlier. I also listened to the Cheapsuit Oroonies' Eat Drink and Be Merry, that was more like the folk elements of OHAH, zero psychedelia. Good stuff nonetheless.
Post by yogbarogger on Mar 26, 2020 9:57:50 GMT -8
Nana Obscuri did an album with The Baghdaddies back in 2000, a local band (Newcastle) who mainly did Polka/Jewish wedding style party music. They came and helped my conservation group plant some trees back in the day... memories
Post by yogbarogger on Mar 26, 2020 10:04:54 GMT -8
More Obscure Obscuri Minutiae
(From the RateYourMusic Review of Evil Edna's Horror Toilet cassette)
The tape is the personal concept project of Jane Reaction (ex-Magic Mushroom Band) and her -then- boyfriend Joie Hinton (from Ozric Tentacles). On the recording, as musicians guested members of the Cheap Suit Oroonies and the Ullulators, plus Gary "Moonboot" Masters & Kim Oz.
PS. Jane Reaction later on reinvented herself as Nana Obscuri.
From the Newcastle Chronicle (2006)
Their fourth album, Katchyazafta - Geordie for "catch you after" - was released in December and includes 11 tracks, of which 10 have not been previously released. The album cover features the now sadly deceased Ted, a cat who used to belong to female vocalist Nana Obscuri, who sometimes sings with the band.
Seems she may be in Germany now (a Goodreads profile states this)...also there is a Mixcloud DJ set that seemingly features her (or someone else with the same name)