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Nerds & Music - All At Sea

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Nerds & Music - All at Sea
by Chris Spencer
I confess to changing my mind
about this cd after repeated
listenings.
After the initial listen, I wasn’t very
impressed, but when taking a bit
more time to listen to the cd, I came
to enjoy the cd more.
Nerds & Music are an acoustic
folk duo, whose lo-fi recording suits
their name.
In some ways they tread a similar
path to Tripod and Flight of the
Conchords.
Their background accompaniment
is kept simple, just a strumming
acoustic guitar for the most part
which at times becomes a bit
mundane, but fi ts in with their
concept of being ‘nerdy’.
On a couple of ‘tunes’ there
are crooning harmonies in the
background, but these seem more
in keeping with parodying classic
arrangements rather than adding to
the sound.
A couple of inspired moments
include a segue into a Hunters &
Collectors’ song in the middle of
“The Octopus Song”, a send up of
people’s fascination with whales
and dolphins.
“Nothing Much” features the
kazoo and phrases that contradict
each other, such as ‘I was indecisive
but now I’m not so sure’.
“Copious Notes” may fi nd a few
laughs among workers in the public
service;
The humour is more of the kind of
a wry smile, than belly laughing.
The most obvious ‘funny’ song
is “Geez I Like Your Grass” which
makes fun of people in the suburbs
with their manicured lawns although
I suspect it could be about the other
grass that people smoke…
“Do Something Different Today”
starts out as a serious song about
making changes, until a verse about
talking to a dog causes the song to
be a bit absurd.
“Springtime Blues” is about
hayfever – it actually features some
‘nice’ acoustic guitar playing.
“Megan the Vegan” tells the tale
of the singer asking out a girl who
works at the driveway service of a
take away food outlet.
“White Collar Blues” is written
in the blues genre; “The Brown
Song” sends up trendy people’s
predilection with wearing black;
“Metaphor Man” creates a
few smiles with the mixing of
metaphors – it also has a harmonica
accompaniment.
“Ragtime” the last tune, is an
instrumental …. rag!
I suggest you wait until you
see Clark Gormley and Wayne
Thompson – who comprise Nerds
& Music – before embarking on
purchasing this cd.
Your reaction to them live might
be a better indication of whether
you enjoy this cd.



This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 February, 2009.

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