Have Bin Aksing 4 It by Toes
2001, Meccico Records
Dug up at Amoeba sidewalk sale
Track list (AA)
A. Kidz Have Bin Aksing 4 It
Loud rock is not my favorite. Given that, I still am capable
of enjoying the gruff mix of guitar, drums, and vocals, and the way you jump
into this 7” is pretty fun. Starting with a dramatic fade-in that my old record
player makes sound like the rumble of a car’s engine turning over, this is a
forgotten record that still has life. The first side is heavy, but I can still
hear the twinkling of an organ or rsynth in the background.
On the flipside, it’s slightly less accessible for me. I
patiently listened to the full single ready to flip it back over, when lo and
behold- there’s a hidden track! It’s not a fully developed song, just a short
melody, but it made me smile all the same. It sounds a lot like “Dear Prudence,”
if The Beatles had manipulated their guitars to sound like they were in space.
I wanted to find a little more information on the band to
share with you, but they did not leave much of a digital trail of their
existence. There are a bunch of folks in the UK trying to sell this very record
for a couple bucks here and there, but that’s about it. I surmise that they
were a British band, but I cannot find any of their old material. Such a shame.
If you have any information, please drop me a line.