Olde Space Bande The Moog Cookbook-(Restless)
The Moog Cookbook is a side project for former
Jellyfish and Imperial Drag member Roger Manning. The band first appeared on the scene in
1995 with a self-titled goof of an album in which it wondered... what if the day's big grunge
hits were Kraftwerk instrumentals played on Moog synthesizers?
Now, on the followup, the
Moog guys take on classic rock -- instead of playing "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
it is trying to transform war horses like "Born To Be Wild," "Whole Lotta
Love," "More Than A Feeling" and "Rock & Roll All Night."
musicianship is good and the songs can be very good on their own merit. It starts out fun
and funny, but, like the first album, the joke gets tired long before the album ends. (12/97)
Jay S. Jacobs