JFK Jr Royal Airforce - "Ridicule EP"
(Slutfish Records 2001, slut 039)
From Aural Innovations #17 (September 2001)
Ridicule EP is not the follow up to the amazing JFK Jr Royal Airforce debut CD from last year. That CD remains one of the best balls-to-the-wall acid space rock mindfuck discs I've heard in recent years. And the good news is that the official follow-up to that disc should be hitting all good record stores around Christmas time. In the meantime we've got this 18 minute teaser disc to tide those of us over who are sweating out the wait. The EP consists of one track from the debut, "We're Going Down", which is strange because on the full-length it's titled "Nobody's Flying The Plane". But who gives a shit about song titles? Call it one thing here... another there... it's all good music. Besides the repeat tune from the debut we've got four new songs. "Ritual #2" is a cool garage psychy song with Scott Prado's distinct vocals. Actually I think at this point I could tell Scott or Billy Syndrome's singing anywhere. "Byrd" is a meandering lysergic space trip with laid back molten guitars. Totally chaotic, yet gorgeously trippy. "Ridicule" and "Impossibility" are rollicking garage pop-psych tunes. Personally, I think anyone who is interested in JFK Jr Royal Airforce should go directly for their debut CD, and those who were enlightened by that disc should check out the Ridicule EP for a little taste of things to come.
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Reviewed by Jerry Kranitz