Aluminum Tadpole

In a small suburban town in the mid-1980s, three high school classmates, disenchanted by popular radio, decided to make music of their own – rife with inside jokes, obscure references, and non sequiturs. Over the course of five years they fulfilled that pact, producing an oeuvre that is almost as impressive in scope as it is alienating in nature.

Inspired by the likes of David Byrne, Jonathan Richman, Elvis Costello, Television, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, The Residents, Bob Dylan, and Negativland, their songs are often subtly reflective of the obsessions and confusions typical of the male teen-age psyche.

Through the miracle of digital technology, Aluminum Tadpole’s underground sound is now catapulting forth into the new millennium like a bat out of Meat Loaf’s hall closet. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder represented the pinnacle of bedroom home studio technology, and served as the weapon of choice for guerilla musicians everywhere.

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