Speaking Canaries, Thee
Who Are The Shitbirds Playing?
Damon Che is nothing short of a creative polymath. Don Caballero shows his mastery at the drums, but Thee Speaking Canaries? Well, it’s anybody’s guess, but his guitar histrionics show a musician who is practically bursting at the seams with crazed ideas and sounds. About two years ago, Che sent Chunklet a box of DAT tapes. His instructions? Find something that hadn’t been released. And well boy howdy, Chunklet found quite a bit. Almost an hour worth of material. All unreleased. All incredible. All the Canaries. Some was recorded with Al Sutton in 1995. Some in the early aughts. Some others recorded by Che himself. All a mash up. To those who remember the “other” Canaries album that Chunklet released (Platter Base Must Be Constructed Of Moon Rock to those keeping notes of such things), consider this album a companion piece. Instrumental. No vocals. Totally bonkers playing.