Uncle Wiggly: A landscaper's band

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Fanks. They were kind of a cute, strange-voiced band. There's not many of those these days. Well, people might say "Flaming Lips" but Uncle Wiggly sounded nothing like that... or much else. There really wasn't much commercial appeal to their stuff, but it sure is a mess of different, disorienting sounds and emotion. I'm thinking of "Nostalgia" right now and it's making me nostaligic. Guess, I'll put it in right after the New Pornographers finishes.

Nude SPock, Saturday, 29 September 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

I'm not sure where to put this, so this thread seems like a decent bet. Thanks to the robots of Spotify, just learned that the Uncle Wiggly-related Fly Ashtray had a new album as recently as 2012, and it turns out to be pretty good. Someday I (or someone) should put together a poll of NYC also-ran bands....

dlp9001, Monday, 12 January 2015 14:53 (five years ago) link

!!!!!

That's awesome! Guess I'll have to check it out. Love Uncle Wiggly a bit more than Fly Ashtray but they aren't really different in the end.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 15:44 (five years ago) link

pHoaming Edison have continued to release stuff as well, which I really need to hear.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 13:59 (five years ago) link

Really? I wouldn't have guessed that either.

Evan, Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:17 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

Saw a few minutes the Friends episode with Jon Lovitz as a stoned restaurateur last nite.
Anyone ever seen him and Wm. Berger in the same room together?

Deflatormouse, Monday, 6 April 2020 01:28 (two months ago) link

So this thread isn’t about Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band? https://open.spotify.com/album/6L11w9CFt0LJgkliAItWsL?si=C-Rg2mFxSjKp1IpPDs6HJA

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 6 April 2020 02:04 (two months ago) link

farfetchedness is a masterpiece, an utter masterpiece that deserves a Loveless-size rep

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 6 April 2020 02:50 (two months ago) link


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