Saplings, Shimmy Disc, 1991

Available on CD, LP, and Cassette

The Tinklers are half Eddie Haskell , half Tuli Kupferberg, their second LP a continuing chapter in wry and whiny wit. Their traditional kvetching shuffles along at one monotonous, little-old-man pace, with the apparent harmlessness of a shabbily dressed, reclusive axe-murderer. Charles Brohawn and Chris Mason are the peculiar driving forces behind these tales of mutation, deformity, and ecological disaster - led by a stunted banjo and wood-block percussion, the two plod methodically through innocent-enough American standards ("One Meatball". originally sung by Josh White, "Around To Maryanne's") and originals covering the gamut from offshore oil spills to rats eating the last dodo bird egg to unrequited love. With the duo's flat, world-weary vocals and sardonically ingenuous lyrics, they come off in the mold of either an autistic Fugs or the Muskrats with their heads dunked in Love Canal. Perfect sing-along pals on your next weenie roast with a three-headed Cub Scout, the Tinklers bravely explore the wonders of nature on "Trees Like To Rot In The Forest," "Dinosaurs Are Better", and "Come On Down To The Beach". -CMJ New Music Report

SONGS

TREES LIKE TO ROT IN THE FOREST

GOT TO BE PATIENT

ONE MEATBALL

POW

THE DODO BIRD AND THE CALVARIA TREE

CHUGGA-CHUGGA

THE FUTURE

ZOOM

AROUND TO MARYANNE'S

HMM

QUAK QUCK BEEP BEEP

WAAH

DINOSAURS ARE BETTER

WHAT IT WAGS

LUCKY IN LOVE

ZONE FARE

CHEESEWOLF

ALLERGIC TO EVERYTHING

COME ON DOWN TO THE BEACH

KID WITH A CURVED SPINE

PAUL BUNYON

All songs by The Tinklers except "One Meatball" and "Around to Maryanne's"

Songs sung by The Tinklers. Banjo, percussion, rubber-band guitar slide guitar and guitar by The Tinklers. Special guest Tom Mason on guitar and bass guitar. Engineered by Kramer.

1991.

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