The Hyperjinx Tricycle

The Songs of Jack Medicine, Daniel Johnston & Ron English

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Hyperjinx Tricycle is a collaboration between beloved outsider singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, pop artist Ron English, and singer-songwriter Jack Medicine. The bulk of this set's tunes are sung by Johnston and touch on themes common to Johnston's work (heaven and hell for starters), but the instrumentation and production touches are more varied than on a typical Johnston album, with spacey textures, dance beats, and hummable folk rock all vying for space. While not the place to start with Johnston's extensive catalog, there are some gems here, including his rejected theme song for the GREG THE BUNNY television show, the lovely "Road to Heaven," and the Simpsons tribute "Happy Springfield."

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