Friday, April 21, 2006

Commode Minstrels In Bullface


Commode Minstrels In Bullface's Fantastic Picnic is a rusty conglomoration of squeeks, scrapings, organs, whistles and clarinet farts stuck together with cheap glue and buried in the dirt. The record is the soundtrack for an unrealized film- the liner notes minutely detail the convoluted nonsensical plot and offers a free copy of the next LP to anyone who completes the impossible film. Illustrations of the characters in the film are scrawled in the margins of the screenplay.



ACT ONE: Picnic begins with the Franklin basket picnic set unfolding with worm demon head appendages pulling the attached blanket into place. His friends begin to show up one by one, arraging themselves around the Franklin head. As each show up the Franklin head introduces popcorn and noodles that fly out of its mouth and eyes until it is empty and collapses on itself. The base of the Franklin bust is revealed to be hiding a collection of plates with painted on food that abstract piles of dog shit with ant legs and mandibles distribute to various party guests. The piles walk over the checkered blanket, leaving a trail of pudding. The cowboys show up as armoured chess pieces with snow droppings over their heads, riding paper motorcycle mounts, riding over most of the incoming guests. Blood and pudding is everywhere. The Waltz Copyright Crab slaps the cowboys off their mounts and starts repairing the injured guests with taken motorcycle parts. Gillian Crad, after being revitalized, drops fifty patties made of crushed entrails and manure. The Willwigs each have hot branding irons taken out of their power paint feet. Each patty is cooked with the hot irons and the Scrontium 90 Assasin and Barber grabs the patties and throws them around the blanket. Everyone eats. Snakes crawl into the food and are awkwardly chewed on.



Of course, this soundtrack needs no visual accompaniment as the sounds produced and composed provide plenty of demented imaginary scenes.

Commode Minstrels In Bullface - Ship Meal Develops A Tone Board (mp3)

3 Comments:

Anonymous ke said...

thanks for the post quelling insatiable taste for caroliner related media big problem! listening to caroliner records on vicodin? no way!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Mars said...

YAY! I played in a short lived EAST COAST version of CMiB, with Chris & Jess (now in Fat Worm of Error http://www.myspace.com/fatwormoferror ). The only thing we did was a live set @ RRR in Mass. It was good!

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got this record in the mail yesterday and it's completely brilliant =)

I wonder where to get the other one...

4:48 PM  

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