Chrysanthemums

Is That A Fish On Your Shoulder Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me?

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Is That A Fish On Your Shoulder Or Are You Just Pleased To See Me? Review

by Jason Ankeny

Eccentric British pop in the vein of XTC or Robyn Hitchcock, the Chrysanthemums are obviously fans of R. Stevie Moore's as well -- he guests on one track, and the fingerprints of his influence are all over Is That a Fish on Your Shoulder. The music is silly, bright and chameleon-like, taking detours into avant-pop to surf to even prog-rock and all the while keeping tongue firmly in cheek.