CD Review: Fight Like Apes’ You Filled His Head With Fluffy Clouds And Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?

Ireland’s Fight Like Apes have released a few EPs and now one full length CD. I’ve got one of their EPs, You Filled His Head With Fluffy Clouds And Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going To Happen? Besides making me want Jolly Ranchers, cinnamon Jolly Ranchers perhaps, it makes me feel really great. I normally don’t like high register voices but singer MayKay’s vocals are raunchy and gnarled. She gets that shriek right up there.

Lend Me Your Face starts out straight away with: Lend me your face/I’ll bust it up and I’ll replace it. It’s a rant for sure, but it’s aggressive and mighty. Their cover of Mclusky’s Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues is fabulous. I say this as a Mclusky fan and one that often freaks out in negative way over cover versions. Knucklehead is a hilarious romantic duet. They sing about just hanging out and watching TV: You’re spending teatime with Fran Drescher/ . . . Robot sluts and fucked up pets/You’re such a mess. The squeakiness of Can Head just floors me: goodness me it’s fish and chips . . . It’s so happy. And then in Snore Bore they show again that they can make more than one type of music. MayKay’s voice goes gentle and sweet. She can do it all.


You Filled His Head With Fluffy Clouds And Jolly Ranchers, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen? (Model Citizen Records)

And here’s the video for Lend Me Your Face, directed by Briin Bernstein

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