Neanderthals, The – The Neanderthals In Space [YELLOW VINYL] – New LP
A mix of covers and originals, instrumentals and corny vocals, all focused on the theme of outer space, a 21st century outfit but one would never know, the theme-based concept and focus on outer-space sounding like 1963, the title likely a nod to The Ventures' 1964 album, the instrumental versions of Bowie and the Beatles sounding like the Ventures in 1969, so in some ways coming from the entire decade, but really more like 1956-1966, the cool instrumental version of The Clover's 1956 "Devil or Angel"--which was not on the original CD edition, likely because it's not really about space--helping connect this set with the 1950s, with both doo wop and rockabilly showing up throughout much of this album, most of the songs taking something from oldies, licks, rhythms or lyrics, "Rocket" a spaceage rip off of Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" (which borrowed from the 1938 hillbily song by Bob Wills) and "Hot Rod Lincoln" ("Hot Rod Lincoln" was an answer song to Arkie Shibley's 1950 hillbilly hit "Hot Rod Race" but those licks in Shibley's song sound as awful lot like Big Bill Broonzy's "How You Want it Done" from 1932...rock n roll and rockabilly come from decades before the 1950s)...for the most part this album sounds like 1960 when the world was worried that rock n roll was dead, but garage bands around the world were taking the 1950s and blasting into the 1960s. -- winch
A METEORIC BALL OF BARBARIC, PALEOLITHIC, INTERGALACTIC FEROCITY!
More than a decade and a half after The Neanderthals In Space first appeared on Earth, this first-ever vinyl version of the album surfaces with an unearthed recording called “Devil Or Angel,” along with 15 more primordial cuts!
PRESSED ON LUNAR YELLAR COLORED VINYL!
No one would have believed in the first years of the twenty-first century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences far inferior to man's and yet more capable of reducing the Earth to a primordial state through primitive beats, animalistic grunts, and desperate rock’n’roll.
The first warning of this possible menace to human civilization began in 2005 when the automated early warning detection system buried deep in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex headquarters of the North American Aerospace Defense Command began sounding a red alert incursion into the farthest reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere. A nuclear attack was quickly ruled out, as was an extinction-event-sized comet or asteroid. In fact, the object was much smaller than expected, considering the level of alarm sounded. Experts finally determined that the advanced artificial intelligence software had detected a previously unencountered menace requiring first-hand investigation.
A scientific team with an army escort rushed to the crash site in the wilds of Tennessee as researchers discovered the remains of a crudely chiseled stony “spacecraft” filled with a mad jumble of advanced alien technology and discarded beer cans, corn dog sticks, and pork rind packages. The shattered remains of phonograph records were also discovered.
At the same time, a new album, The Neanderthals in Space, appeared in less-reputable record shops and were hawked by sinister characters on playgrounds to unsuspecting youth.Whispered rumors circulated in some quarters that the album was actually the work of well-known musicians Eddie Angel (vocals & guitar), Johnny Rabb (vocals), and Pete Curry (bass, drums, organ and piano), with the mysterious “Insect Dave” Arnson supplying the “voice” of the Neanderthals. But such attributions seem highly implausible in the face of reports that repeated exposure to this supposed “space record” could result in spontaneous human devolution to a primitive and savage state.
Now, more than a decade and a half after The Neanderthals in Space first appeared on Earth, we can examine the evidence for ourselves as a disc of polyvinyl chloride. This first-ever vinyl version of this recording features an unearthed recording called “Devil Or Angel” which features the equally unlikely to be fully human, Jim Hoke. After examining this record many times we believe you’ll find this prehistoric platter is indeed an extraterrestrial slobberknocker.
Twist To The Moon (Moon Twist) • Across The Universe • Rock The Universe • Beep Beep • Girl on The Moon • Twistin’ Out In Space • Man From Mars • Devil or Angel • Space Oddity • Rocket • Nasa’ll Get It • Martian Hop • Skylab • Knocked Out Joint On Mars • Purple People Eater • He Never Came Back