Title: String Theory
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006
The fragrance of the sixties pervades this release from Scunner with the merest whiff of Madness. The band dress zany and play quirky British pop music.
We liked the jangly "Café Society". "Sledge Foot" had an almost Glitter Band feel to it. "Lost at the Fair" is surreal in its own quirky way. "Debonair" would be welcome on (wait for it) a Human League album. "Carnaby Street" is, for want of a better word, twee. Our favourite, however, was the camped-up "Gilbert Waits for Goblins". Note that track 13 is not quite finished when it stops. Patience is a virtue.
So the album is patchy overall but with enough good songs to make it worth a listen at least. BluesBunny has a suspicion that the next album from Scunner might be rather interesting. It's in the drums.
June 22, 2007
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