Rolling Stone - 11/1/90
"...well-crafted, slightly tripping songs.."
Stereo Review (3/91) - "...late-Sixties psychedelic pop, Jellyfish is the next best thing to having been there....a hypnotically alluring trip back to the age of incense..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 4/00, p.118
"...A phenomenal experience, its arrangements and pacing being almost draining: a real rollercoaster of sound and emotion..."
Jellyfish: Jason Falkner (vocals, guitar, bass); Andy Sturmer (vocals, guitar, drums); Roger Manning (vocals, keyboards); Chris Manning.
History has shown that there will always be a market for McCartneyesque popsters, such as Squeeze and Crowded House. However, it has also shown that said market does not chartbusters make. And so it went, when San Francisco's Jellyfish landed on the beach in 1990 with BELLYBUTTON, eliciting raves from pop-starved critics and enjoying an MTV hit with "The King Is Half-Undressed", but failing to reach the grunge-caked upper reaches of the US charts. Although writers compared them with 60s artists such as the Beatles and the Beach Boys, their hearts were in the 70s, as evidenced by their overt Queen references and their choice of Albhy Galuten, who had worked with the disco-era Bee Gees, as their producer.