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Captain SIB’s Psychedelic Freakout – Chapter 69 – Giving you the Shakes

A banquet of meaty riffage and frothy tones. A Smörgåsbord of tuneful delights. Ooh this talk is making me hungry.

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Chalk Dinosaur – The SIB Review

A way back in 2003 there was a spiritless attempt by Columbia Pictures to recreate the “odd couple” type comedy by sticking Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson together in a movie. Although the movie was very forgettable, there was one great quote made by Nicholson’s character that I have always recalled. “There are two kinds of angry people, there is explosive and implosive, Explosive is the kind of individual you see screaming at the cashier for not taking their coupons. Implosive is the cashier who remains quiet day after day and finally shoots every one in the store”. This is a suitable metaphor to describe bands nowadays. The ”explosive” bands come out kicking and screaming their way into the charts and before they know it they’ve squandered the tricks of the trade on their first album, their second album displays nothing sustainable and then they run dry. Then you get the ”implosive” kind like Pittsburghs’ John O’ Hallaron and his musical outlet suitably christened, with tongue firmly in cheek, Chalk Dinosaur. Chalk Dinosaur is a growing musical machine which in time will evolve and undoubtedly be magnified into the music listeners consciousness with an element of subtle surprise. Just shy of a having a 5 year existence, Chalk Dinosaur has already developed a fascinating back catalogue of variety. The debut self titled album released in November 2009 explores different levels of Americana. This is emphasized best in the track John Wayne, which, unapologetically gives off a Western aroma, it’s cleverly brilliant and is definitely a stand out track. John, with the obvious help of multi tracking, has created the illusion of a live band recording on this album, the production is tidy and the songs are masterfully played. In late 2010 came Chalk Dinosaurs follow up ”Still Here”. What is interesting about this body of work is that you see growth in both the music and production. The songs feel more structured and the sounds are cleaner. Electronics are beginning to sneek their way up to the forefront and this is noticed straight away on this first track Sleeping Late. 2011 saw Chalk Dinosaur go through a stage that was not so dissimilar to that of Neil Young’s David Geffen years. The first part of the year saw the release of 5 tracks of

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Captain SIB’s Psychedelic Freakout – Chapter 64 – We Just Can’t Stop Freakin’

Go grab the tablecloth of life and tug sharply leaving your world in pieces. It’s time for another freakout courtesy of Captain SIB.

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Captain SIB’s Psychedelic Freak Out – Chapter 43 – Jeepers Creepers

It’s all getting a bit too creepy around here. So to celebrate, Captain SIB bring to you a truly wicked collection of musical masterpieces. Strip back the inner layers of your psyche and stare into the abyss of your mind. Self medicate your pets and run riot through the village

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Captain SIB’s Psychedelic Freak Out – Chapter 38 – Big Scary Monsters

As if life wasn’t scary enough. Captain SIB introduce to you some right freaky tracks from deep within the psyches of some fine musicians. This week we have tenacious tones from the Dead Black Hearts, wiggly wave-forms from Chalk Dinosaur, excitable frequencies from Brother George and much more to tickle

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