PRICE: $12.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EMI 87890CD EMI 87890CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/29/2009

2007 reissue of the band's second album, released in 1968 on Liberty with the "Doo-Dah" of the band's original name mysteriously missing. Includes a 16-page booklet with detailed notes on each track. "The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse ('the noises of your bodies are a part of this record') smooths out the rough edges with a shortened band name, superior studio mastery, more rock, no covers and a smaller lineup (Stanshall, Innes, Spear, Slater, Smith). Writing together, Viv and Neil come up with the album's best tracks: the man-on-the-street interview insanity of 'We Are Normal' (which finally composes itself into a raucous antecedent of the Who's 'Amazing Journey'), the boulevarding Briton house pride of 'My Pink Half of the Drainpipe' (cultural absurdity at its finest), the sexy Sha Na Na fragment 'Kama Sutra' and the jazzy spoken-word short story 'Rhinocratic Oaths.' The 2007 Doughnut reissue adds five items, working up from a (nearly) straightforward reading of 'Blue Suede Shoes' to a churlish swipe at Cher's already awful 'Bang Bang,' an aptly droll swing through 'Alley Oop' and finally a Teutonic release of 'Mr Apollo' that ends with Viv freestyling in German." -- Trouser Press