Flossie and The Unicorns – “LMNOP” – [Skin Graft Records]
Behind every great man is an even greater woman. Such is the case with “Flossie and The Unicorns”. Miss Pussycat, the sidekick, behind the scenes manipulator and many other things to one Quintron, has been given he opportunity by Skin Graft Records to entertain us with her own special brand of weirdness. She makes Quintron look like pop music, and that’s saying something. Miss Pussycat does many things during a Quintron show including puppet theater to add to the craziness of the Quintron lyric. She does infrequently put on her puppet shows. Here we have an audio record of what one might experience: manipulated voices, tape recordings sped up or reversed, thrift store electronics blipping and bleeping to her and our hearts content, elementary organ playing with such joy, lyrics about animals getting free guitar lessons, chewing gum, being a celebrity going to all the clubs, an underwater dance club. It’s all so infantile and HOORAY for that. Miss Pussycat is no slack. There is a level of seriousness about all of this. She knows what she’s doing, but it takes a lot of control to maintain this level of childishness. You just can’t help but wish you were there with her playing drum machine and putting on the puppets to dance around on the stage.