Tub Ring. The Drake Equation. Invisible Records, 2002.

by ViNnY
from Vanguard Party 2.1 (October 2002)

The Tub Ring cd Drake Equation is amusing and somewhat insightful. Hell, any cd that has a song about clones and robots taking over the world has to be somewhat amusing. The titles of some of the songs are enough to make you laugh. “Bite the Wax Tadpole” “Downloading Satan”  or “God Hates Astronauts” are just a few nuggets ‘o joy that this album has in store for anyone that listens to it. The way most of the songs are in some way , shape, or form, about science makes me think that Tub Ring is a bunch of physics majors that got distracted by something shiny and formed a band in stead of making edible toilet paper. 

The music they have on this cd is really hard to put into any category or genre. There are so many things going on in one song that you can’t pin down exactly what instrument is being played where. ( You could try, but there is a strong possibility that your head would explode.)  All I can make of the music is that it sounds as though they have taken every instrument known to man, put it in a blender, set it to CHOP, and out pours the most delicious smoothie known to man. It is good enought to make you ask for seconds.

Additional Reading

Review of Tub Ring @ 31st Street Pub

Tub Ring Photos live @ 31st Street Pub

Tub Ring Official Home Page




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