|Tags:||new wave post-punk zolo 80s experimental american 77 punk 70s akron strange jazz fucking slick|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Akron, Ohio, USA, Tin Huey was a sextet revolving around the talents of Chris Butler (guitar) and Ralph Carney (saxophones). Their eclectic talents were a mélange of pop, jazz and progressive styles, blending the cynicism of Frank Zappa with an awareness of 70s British rock. Indeed their version of Im A Believer owes a debt to Robert Wyatts rearrangement rather than the Monkees original. Contents Dislodged During Shipment is a superb example of post-modern pop, adding cultural references and surrealist twists to stimulating and varied music. This experimental set was not a commercial success and Tin Huey split up in 1980. Carney then formed the Swollen Monkeys with Mark Kramer, later of Bongwater and Shimmy-Disc Records. They were subsequently joined by Daved Hild in the short-lived Carney-Hild-Kramer, who issued Happiness Finally Came To Them in 1987. Chris Butler created the Waitresses, who re-recorded two Tin Huey...