May Contain Peanuts
If you only buy one album by an artist from Portland, Oregon named Bill Dant this year, then your decision should be obviously clear. The blood, sweat and tears and gentle care and feeding that went into this album's creation is way off the charts. Bill Dant's 'May Contain Peanuts' is destined to become synonymous with such classics as Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's and/or William Shatner's Transformed Man. Songs that paint pictures, albeit not always flattering, like the poor slob who lives 'Under The Power Lines,' to the disgruntled 40-something white guy in 'I'm Not Bitter,' the Boot-Scooting country classic 'Let's Swing By The Drunk Tank (and pick up daddy again)' to the paranoid conspiracy nut screaming to anyone who will listen that 'Chemtrails' got him down, it's all here in one semi-easy to digest package. 27, yes twenty seven songs! Including the extra bonus to our CD listeners and downloading friends, the Kawality remake of Blue Öyster Cult's 1977 classic 'Godzilla' complete with fiddle, mouth harp AND saw, which is obviously the way it was meant to be (what were they thinking?) Drawing upon a wealth of Pacific NW talent to cook up this stew of goodness involved Drumming God Ryan Moore of the March Forth Marching Band, Sax Wizard Michael 'M.C. Shoehorn' Conley, Trumpeter Extraordinaire Gavin Bondy of Pink Martini, Richard 'Bob' Greene of 'The Bobs' on Sub-Woofer Bass Vocals, Lucinda Williams/Eels guitarist Chet 'The Chet' Lyster, and more making up a veritable cast of minions . If you are drawn to the talents of Justin Bieber, Kenny G. and/or Taylor Swift, this probably isn't the album for you (not saying anything, just saying). Thanks for looking and listening: Hope you enjoy this labor of love.