Extended Thoughts: NOM and Albatross

Hell0, and welcome back as Fishboy Week continues! No, this is not a review of NOM, nor is it a review of Albatross. Instead, this article will basically be a written thought exercise as I get really nerdy and try to figure out where the songs of NOM fit in the context of Albatross. For the uninitiated, NOM was a unique album in that the only part of it that was Fishboy’s were the lyrics and vocals. You see, in the creation of Albatross, multiple different plot paths were explored, with whole songs being written, but then Eric decided that he had written himself into a corner plot-wise, or that included the song would interrupt the flow of the album, or whatever. A couple years after releasing Albatross, he went to his friends The Om Nom Noms and gave them his accapella recordings of these songs, and gave them complete freedom to do anything they wanted with them, with absolute no oversight – he just gave them his vocals, and after a couple months got a shiny finished album.

The result is a very good album that brings a new sound into the usual Fishboy repertoire while making sure things still sound undeniably Fishboy. But as stated above, I’m not here to review the album – instead, I’m going to list my guesses for each song of where in the general plot of Albatross that song would have originally fit in. Be warned – if you don’t have an intimate knowledge of both Albatross and NOM, then this review will largely not make much sense to you. Hey, I told you guys this week was going to be “maddeningly self-indulgent” – so self-indulgent I just threw in a Giant Squidstravaganza reference for no real reason.

More

Advertisements

REVIEW: IMAVOLCANO

Hello, and welcome to Fishboy Week! Yes, this week, I am throwing wizard rock to the wind, and will spend the entire week reviewing, analyzing, and discussing nothing but the works of Denton, Texas band, Fishboy. And what possible excuse could I have for this flagrant disregard for the theme of this blog, for my mission, for my very name?

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY BITCHES. HUP HUP HUP CANNOT FRONT.

Well, actually, yesterday was my birthday, but I was busy working and spending four hours arguing with my DM/roommate about numbers, ponies, grapple mechanics, and Bibleman.

So, my birthday present to myself is I get to spend a week blathering about my favorite band, using this tissue-thin excuse to revel in extreme self-indulgence. If this isn’t y’alls cup of tea, come back next week and we’ll resume original programming, but for now…

IMAVOLCANO More

Laugh At My Lack of Updates!

September 2017
M T W T F S S
« Feb    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930  

NUMBERS

  • 116,616 skulls fucked