(Stu’s Album of the month for October)
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, apart from having a great scrabble scoring band name, were always on the periphery of the Indie Pop seen of the 90s and early 2000s. Not quite mainstream enough to make the big bucks, but still well regarded by most music lovers. I always liked GZM but found some of their wackier, psychedelic tracks jarred with me a little. I have a similar problem with some of the Flaming Lips tracks for the same reason (talking of Flaming Lips, I read they are about to release a 24 hour song. Wayne, you’re a crazy guy!).
Anyway, back to GZM. For the first time in years I recently listened to “How I long to feel that summer in my heart” and was instantly reminded of what great song-writing they were capable of. This is probably one of their more melodic albums, but still a lovely listen.
So, were you a fan of GZM and did you like this album? And as a side, given the fantastic name of the band, what other crazy band names are worth a mention. Pants Optional is a given (well done Manny!) but I’ll throw Half Man, Half Biscuit and Rebel Without Applause out there.