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Couch Flambeau The Day the Music Died LP

An eclectic and variety-filled debut LP with rockin’ songs, psychedelic songs, thematic styles, eerie ballads and simple but precise lyrics about American life and scorn. Reminiscent of the DESCENDENTS and CRUCIFUCKS, but with more musical variety. Recommended.

Couch Flambeau We’re Not So Smart / Mississippi Queen 7″

Brother in kind to Midwest bands like KILLDOZER, BIG BLACK, etc., this group has always had a strong streak of inspired lunacy but still rocked hard. Here they poke some serious fun at how stupid it is to be in a rock band. The flip is a near perfect rendition of the MOUNTAIN classic—complete with cowbell.

Couch Flambeau Models 12″

This fourth record is more esoteric musically by being thematic blues in “White Boy Blues,” metallish in “Satan’s Buddies” (great song!), and funky in “Song with a Message.” But the jokes are just as poignant lyrically and musically as they’ve ever been. I’m glad the rumors of this band breaking up weren’t true. Their classic humor and skilled playing are as great as ever.