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Put Your Phazers on Stun Throw Your Health Food Skyward

  • 1. Intro
    2. On My Way Home
    3. Song 2wo
    4. Intro
    5. Battle of the Mic
    6. Escape From Ibiza
    7. Last of the Great Bassline Hunters
    8. Ringa Dinga Zinga
    9. Go Round
    10. Egyptian in the Red
    11. ...
    12. Galaxy
    13. Metropolis
    14. Story of the Heaviest Bassline Ever
    15. Learning to Fly
    16. Did They Write on You
    17. Saturday Morning Rush
    18. Got to Get to Ibiza
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 117

  • Credits

    It's difficult to expect anything good from an artist whose reported m.o. includes Manhattan's legendary 52nd Street scene of the '40s, Motown during the '60s (he claims several Holland/Dozier/Zinger compositions), and a credit on "Strings of Life." (Mr. Zinger is actually former Galliano frontman Rob Gallagher.) Yes, Earl Zinger is a humorist at heart, a sleazy lounge persona who makes Jimi Tenor sound like Thomas Brinkmann. And in the worldwide dance scene, he has plenty to poke fun at. Put Your Phazers on Stun Throw Your Health Food Skyward offers plenty of hilarity, from the house-holiday sendup "Escape From Ibiza" to the Fatboy Slim-on-safari "Last of the Great Bassline Hunters." Zinger also croaks a pot fantasy to the tune of "My Favorite Things" over a Badly Drawn Boy loop, offers several tracks with cartoon chipmunk vocals, and faithfully covers War's "Galaxy" with either no discernible irony, or loads of it. Surprisingly, there are plenty of great productions too; "On My Way Home" is a crazed mambo shuffle delivered by Vincent Price, "Song 2Wo" an indecipherable Blur cover that quickly devolves into an excellent rocksteady number, complete with heavily reverbed vocals. Zinger fails to answer the age-old question of whether humor belongs in music, but he certainly offers an entertaining set of songs. ~ John Bush

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (3/02, p.120) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Zinger has developed a self-conscious 'urban poet' persona, becoming a kind of John Cooper Clarke in air soles..."
    Alternative Press (6/02, p.90) - 7 out of 10 - "...The world's only comedy/music concept album that amuses on repeat listens..."
    NME (Magazine) (3/20/02, p.26) - 8 out of 10 - "...Like a more laidback Roots Manuva, Zinger is steeped in London's myriad sounds, weaving dub, rock and jazz across the album's 11 tracks. There are many great tracks..."
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