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Artist: The Flying Lizards
Album: Top Ten
Appears On (Mixes): Past The Barber and Gymnasium
Song Notes: This is from The Flying Lizards' third album Top Ten. Top Ten was a collection of 10 covers in a similar style to the previous chart successes of their covers of "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Summertime Blues", though much more mechanical in sound. Where "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Summertime Blues" had a loose and kitchen-sink type sound, Top Ten was much more sparse and metronomic. As such, it isn't as engaging as the other two Flying Lizards albums, but it's fun to pull out once in a while, and it's perfect for mixes (not to mention, it seems to have spawned a whole genre, considering most stuff I've heard from bands like Chicks On Speed seems to sound like a rip-off of Top Ten only minus the humor, talent and irony). I think the liners for this album are a particularly apt explanation for it:
these songs are dedicated to mälzel, inventor of the metronome, the motto is 'rhythm is not arithmetic' and the interpretation is not innocent