Best Of The Batch: Messer Chups
By Danny Canak, SydneyUnleashed.com [01-08-2006]
Artist: Messer Chups
Title: Crazy Price
Label: Shock Records/ IPECAC
It's no surprise to see this release pop up as the latest from the Ipecac Recordings stable. The label, co-owned by Mike Patton, have put out this absolute classic spy/surf/horror themed instrumental rock album by Messer Chups, who are a mysterious Russian act that reveal little about its members. This can only add to the conspiracy that Mike Patton is somehow involved on this whacky release.
Adding further to the conspiracy are tracks such as “Fantomasfobia” and “Diabolik Boogie” - Diabolik of course being the original name of Patton's Fantomas project! There are other clues sprinkled throughout, but one should focus on the music, which is best described as spy-surf-horror music. The perfect B-movie soundtrack!
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