Mucky Sailor: Albatross Silly Albatross
Artist: Mucky Sailor
Title: Albatross Silly Albatross
Label: Care in Community
Product Type: 12-INCH SINGLE
The complex compositions of Mucky Sailor (Steve Nuttall, drums; composer Gus Bousfield, keyboards and vocals) are informed by progressive Rock, the intensity of Punk, and the hooks and melody of pop. In live performance, they achieve something of a Gesamtkunstwerk, as naval attire, frenetic performance style, and bespoke ship's wheel oscillator synth evoke a stormy sea. Here, the full brass-and-woodwind section of Albatross, Silly Albatross augments the Avant-power-Funk before a dialogue for woodwind mouthpiece echoes the existential breakdown in Sonny Rollins's East Broadway Run Down (1966). Beefy Bells opens with gentle Hammond before joyfully languishing in it's doom-laden world.
1.1 A1. Albatross, Silly Albatross
1.2 B1. Beefy Bells