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CD Review
The Grasshoppers - Feed My Monkey


Feed My Monkey
Record Label: Grasshoppers Music
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Review by Sal Serio
March 2012

How to describe the music on the debut release by Madison’s eclectic Grasshoppers band? Let me paint you a picture of summer sunshine and skies of deepest azure. Let there be beach balls and Frisbees and hula hoops and FUN. Let’s pawn off our worries and just have a damn fine time, alright all ready?

If YOU like to have a good time, then you should feel right at home with these Grasshoppers. You can sample some beefy thematic rock & roll workouts (“Feed My Monkey”), puff some ire island sounds (“Cup Of Dreams” & She’s So Serious”), and even get far-out weird in a head-bangy Oysterhead sort of way (“Frankie”). It’s ALL good. These guys shift from style to style better than most drivers merge lanes on the Beltline. No question.

The Grasshoppers’ keyboardist Joe Burbach has that big organ sound that speaks in Gregg Allman and Chuck Leavell tones, but also raves up in jazzy New Orleans style too. This pairs up well with Jimmy Sanborn’s solid guitar playing, punctuated by clean Gilmour-esque leads. All four Grasshoppers sing too, so 3 & 4 part harmonies abound on this extremely well engineered CD. I say, go see these guys as soon as you can, and then save a few beer bucks so you can buy this disc from the merch guy. After all, YOUR monkey need to be fed too.

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