JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
As curveballs go, Jeordie ‘Twiggy Ramirez’ White and Chris Goss’s Goon Moon ranks pretty high in the ‘What-the-buggery?’ stakes. Preceding EP ‘I Got A Brand New Egg Layin’ Machine’ gave a taster, but it’s nothing on ‘Licker’s Last Leg’. Quirky, occasionally barnstorming pop-rock emerges with body parts grave-robbed from ELO, Scott Weiland’s lucid moments, weird folk and playfully preposterous Desert Sessions dick-abouts. Lyrically, there’s a shameless Eagles Of Death Metal vibe in sweetly naïve, jauntily-dispensed lines like “Be yourself / Be nice”, the mantra closing ‘Apple Pie’, and the “I appreciate the reach-around” spine of ‘My Machine’. Aided by the superhuman drumming abilities of Hella’s Zach Hill and guest appearances from Joshes Homme and Freese, there’s even a Bee Gees covered; all rendered insignificant by the overbearing, glorious oddness.