Hot Pink Turtle – Ticklewigglejigglepickle – 1993

Ok fair warning, I’m going to offer up some criticism of this album. But it’s not what you think because I do not fault the band. In fact the band is excellent. They have tons of talent and a sound that I can only describe as Funk Rock. Some of the tracks have a more mainstream 90’s sound but some of them are really creative. Now for my criticism all of which I lay clearly at the feet of the record company. R.E.X. Records was known as an artists record company in that they really catered to the artist. Unfortunately this is a recipe for disaster as a record company and yes R.E.X. did go bankrupt. This album is a prime example. Dumb band name and even stupider album name. Funny band names work in certain genres but this is not one of those genres. This band had a seriously good sound so the record company should have stepped in and been a record company and told them the goofy stuff was a poor choice. They also actually released the album with 7 tracks over 4 minutes long. Let’s be clear, it’s damn near impossible to get a radio station to play a song over 4 minutes and usually the producer of the album steps in and lays down the law on track length but again the record company supported the artist instead of being a record company. Okay I’ve been bashing pretty good but lets return to the album. It is excellent and the production is really good. I’m guessing you will enjoy it and put aside the problems the album has.

1 – Hideous – 3:25
2 – Fluorescent Funk – 5:06
3 – Myisci – 6:22
4 – A Lil’ Groove – 3:51
5 – A Boat And His Boy – 4:59
6 – Banana – 4:59
7 – In-Hair-Brain – 7:07
8 – Guntistha Garden – 6:01
9 – Pickin’ Berries – 5:38

Art Direction, Design – Jeff Spencer
Bass, Backing Vocals – Dion Tyler
Drums, Backing Vocals – James Cleem
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Dave Mora
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Jamin Rathbun
Executive-Producer – P. Gavin Morkel, Tyler Bacon
Graphics [Digital Image Production] – David Arnold
Lyrics By [All Lyrics By] – Jamin Rathbun
Music By [All Music By] – Hot Pink Turtle
Producer [Produced By] – Armand John Petri

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – R.E.X. Music Inc.
Copyright © – R.E.X. Music Inc.
Published By – Sonic Chaos
Pressed By – Disc Manufacturing, Inc., Huntsville – 31237

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

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