Idiot Flesh employs instruments like tuba, trombone and bassoon for clownish mock brass band frolics. Violin, cello and flute are crypto-neo-classical hyperbole in "Chicken Little." Often a huge bass sound works in conjunction with equally bombastic and irregular percussion to create a lunatic stomp. The indelicate "Mother Fucker" could easily have come from the NoMeansNo songbook. The music creates the demand for bizarrely choreographed theater and flamboyant costuming that comprises the Idiot Flesh live show. Do you know what a Thing Fish (Zappa) is? Do you appreciate The Mole Show (The Residents)? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are a prime candidate for the Idiot Flesh fanclub.
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AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte