JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES

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ROCK SOUND 2007

Album Review: Goon Moon - Licker's Last Leg
by Adam F. Kennedy

Rating: [8]

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. (function (d, w) {var x = d.getElementsByTagName('SCRIPT')[0];var f = function () {var s = d.createElement('SCRIPT');s.type = 'text/javascript';s.async = true;s.src = "//np.lexity.com/embed/YW/2bd32882cf3af609df7bf5a3fd7877df?id=9ce48cbdb4be";x.parentNode.insertBefore(s, x);};w.attachEvent ? w.attachEvent('onload',f) :w.addEventListener('load',f,false);}(document, window));