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LOLLIPOP MAGAZINE

(BOSTON)

SEA MONSTER
Death, Taxes And Sea Monster

If you thought Amy Fisher was the only thing Long Island was notorious for, you're wrong. Sea Monster have been entertaining jaded New Yorkers since 1986 with their unique and uncompromising brand of blue collar, B-movie punk, with songs about politics, work, sex, motorcycles, movies and the military, all performed with scathingly sarcastic panache. "Steve Reevis" [sic} opens with a psychedelic wah-wah guitar intro and pays tribute to deceased B-movie muscle man ("When Steve Reeves sweats/He never takes a shower/Steve Reeves strong, he'll lift the Eiffel Tower/Steve Reeves brave, he'll carry on forever/And Steve Reeves tool, man it's a talisman of power!"). "The Beast" (a re-recorded version that originally appeared on their previous release, (Enduro Bizarro Entacto) it's a song about vocalist Arthur Stevenson's genitalia (With lewd exception she started to feast/We roared with laughter as she sucked off the beast/ A one-eyed serpent, determined but blind/ A primitive beast with a one-track mind!"). "The World's Smallest Violin" is a bitingly sardonic tune about people on poor-poor- pitiful-me trips. "Barbeque At Phil's" is the ultimate party song, and Sea Monster are the ultimate party band. Play this disc at you next beer bash and let the good times roll!

J.Lianna Ness

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