It's no surprise that the four dudes in Hot Head Show have toured with Primus; heck, these guys could be the Sons of Primus, with their bizarre concoction of alternative rock flavored with ska and avant-jazz anchored by rapped lyrics and large doses of funny. Consider these lines from Hot Head Show's debut full-length CD:
• You look mean in whatever you wear/Cooler than a wet brassiere removed in the rain. ("Bethany")
• Although it might be statistically unlikely/My lips learn faster than my fingers/Say all kinds of things that never linger long. ("Fingers")
• Little kitty, how do you miaow?/Won't you please teach me? I don't know how. ("Little Kitty")
Elements of Talking Heads, Frank Zappa and Deerhoof can be heard. But Hot Head Show says it best by calling its sound "maximalist avant-bang." Three of the 10 songs on Perfect contain the word "bang" in their titles, and it's an apt term, as the album explodes with 36 minutes of awesome Technicolor bursts. "Little Kitty" sounds like a McCartney-penned Beatles ditty, and "Bodie Doesn't Take It Sitting Down" bounces along like any decent fake pop song about "flesh … filled with little lead pills." The instrumental prowess displayed on "Bangfish" borders on the violent, and "Kansas" leaves listeners dazed, confused and, oddly enough, feeling deeply pleasured.
Surprise ending: Vocalist-guitarist Jordan Copeland is the son of Curved Air's Sonja Kristina and The Police's Stewart Copeland!
3) Bang Now
4) Hello Doctor
5) Bodie Doesn't Take It Sitting Down
6) Some Money
7) Little Kitty
10) Unbearable Lightness of Bang