Mosquito Joe's Alien Abduction Blues
- Artist: Billy and the Floating Eyeball of Doom
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/26/2006
Billy and the Floating Eyeball of Doom is a one-man musical science project, with little regard for genres. This debut CD includes touches of folk, rap, blues, country, punk, and surf rock. Then the second half shifts gears into the realms of psychedelic, industrial, space rock, and experimental metal. It is a revision of Folk music to include Black Sabbath alongside Bob Dylan. Like, Masters of War Pigs. ************** Mosquito Joe's Alien Abduction Blues is the first ever improvised Southern Rock Opera; Sketches of Mosquito Joe's cynical and frightening trudge through the sludge of the Corporate Alcoholic Drug-Addicted Ultraviolent Purgatory of Rural America, and to his terrifying apocalyptic enlightenment imparted during a particularly uncomfortable Alien Abduction. Here are some reviews of track 11, 'TERRORS OF MARS' from garageband.com: ----- 1982 meets 2034 This futuristic, yet classic rock, track is really original. I've never heard a Black Sabbath sounding track with Radiohead sounding effects. As for the songwriting, really great actually. I have never been a fan of the hair-metal hard rock genre, but this one isn't quite that. Keep up the sound effects, they save this track from being just another hard rocker, and you have a really original sound here. Great - andersonenvy from Austin, Texas on 8Apr2006 ----- Oingo Boingo on steroids! The sound swims in wild circles, the guitar out in front, in a super pop wall of sound very jive groove that seems perfect for the Weird Science vocals. The lyrics are pretty heavy, could have come from that very movie. They cover a lot of scope, it seems, sort of the big picture. Probably the lyrics the song's foremost feature. I must say the distorted, twisted notes and forced instrumental harmonies are pretty intense. I'd say this was experimental high camp, down to the noodling on the synth outro. - Steban from Montgomery, Texas on 10Apr2006 ----- Pass that tab. Bon Voyage to LSD, though a mere 4 and a half minutes long makes up for it in intensity what it lacks in length, building up from a stark montage of synth cries and guitar shrieks to a bludgeoning trainwreck of a riff. Likely to send even your Granny on a trip to the outer regions of the known universe, this should be handled with care. Keep taking the tablets. - spodyody from Unspecified on 12Apr2006 ----- strong message lost a bit in song the lyrics are very strong here and talk about the rampant use and availability of guns, to the wars that are waged on other lands because of human greed. In fact i think the message is so strong that it succeeds despite the somewhat haphazard music, which lacks continuity. i would like to see this band try and match it's message a bit better musically...that being said, music is an expression and art, so do whatever the F#@! you want. If however, you are looking to appeal to a wide variety of people then perhaps a change might be suited. ^#^good job on the message and interesting interpretation. - drew_hand from College Place, Washington on 12Apr2006 ----- woow Nice use of electronic sounds. It making me think of clutch with the ocatve vocals and pentatonic groove, which also reminds me of some of the stuff les claypool has done. It has a very mid 90s-esque alternative/hard rock sound. - Monitors from Warrensburg, Missouri on 12Apr2006 ----- whoa i thought the last song was druggy, mad acid flshback happeningall throughout that. ^#^kinda nice i haven't heard much mushroom metal for a while, and that was definately that most pshcedlic thing so far today. i evenm hear tracers man - brinx from Columbus, Ohio on 11Apr2006 ----- ah mutated hard rock, like Butthole surfers to my mind in the way it takes trad. ^#^rock riffs and f***'s them up. ^#^particularly liked the spilling water on an R2D2 unit finale. ^#^super. - hotknife from Aberdeen Scotland, Scotland on 12Apr2006 ----- This song rocks I like the way this song wraps around you like a snake. There is a lot going on effects, guitars etc. So much I couldn't concentrate on the vocals, they are delivered well though. I think this is the first time I have ever listened to a review song a second time. The guitars are first rate I like the way one holds the melody and the other is open and alive. The melody (hook) is very catchy now that I'm on my third listening I'll be singing this all night. The band reminds me of God Lives Under Water. Great song dialed in with great musicianship. - dsimmons100 from Asbury Park, New Jersey on 8Apr2006 ----- It's industrial. It's like Rob Zombie plus Primus. I see sparks and moten metals and long hair and leather pants. Electronic drums sound kind of goofy, keep the song from sounding genuine. Otherwise, though not my kind of music, nice industrial rock. - thetourist from Cary, North Carolina on 27Apr2006 ----- booty booty booty shake it all around Cool song nice drum fills sounds like booty boooty boooty shake it all around and around with a touch of Alice in Chains. I like the solo too. I am addin to my play list, you are the next American idol. - fish_kat from Anchorage, Alaska on 10Jul2006 ************** Some of my influences are: Music- Alice in Chains, Adam Sandler, AC DC, Black Sabbath, Beck, Beatles, Bad Religion, Bad Company, Bad Brains, Bad Medicine (by Bon Jovi) Clutch, COC, CCR, Dylan,Doors, Devo, Eagles of Death Metal, Elvis, Enya, Eminem, Failure, Fugazi, Fu Manchu, frogs, Guns n Roses,GWAR, Green Day, Helmet, Heart, Ice Cube, Jimi Hendrix, Jake Shimabukuro, Robert Johnson (King of the Delta Blues), Kyuss, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynrd, Led Zeppelin, L7, Morphine, Monster Magnet, Madonna, Metallica, Motorhead, Nirvana, NIN, NWA, Noodle Muffin, Napalm Death, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Orange Goblin, Primus, Pearl Jam, Presidents of the USA, QOTSA, Rage Against the Machine, Ravi Shankar, Ramones, Soundgarden, Sepultura, Sonic Youth, Sleep, Smithereens, Tom Waites, Tool, Type O Negative, Unida, U Can't Touch This, Violent Femmes, Ween, Weedeater, White Stripes, ZZ Top, Zamfir, and Zeppelin.__ Books- 1984, Brave New World, Ender's Game, Cosmic Trigger, Illuminatus, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Mighty Atom, Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do, Plato's Republic, Cosmos, Doors Of Perception, Fear and Loathing, Fear and Trembling, Time Enough for Love, Breakfast of Champions _ Films- Star Wars, Mad Max, Joe Dirt, Baraka, Supersize Me, Devil's Advocate, Fight Club, Matrix, Death toSmoochy, Lord of War__ Artists- Warhol, Van Gogh, Francisco Goya, Claus Oldenberg, Jasper Johns, Alex Gray, Escher, Dali, Adam Jones (of Tool), Matt Groening,Stephen Pastis, Aaron McGruder,___ Life/Other- Captain Ozone,George Carlin, Hulk Hogan, Superman, Batman, Cosmic Consciousness, Sychronicity, Divine Providence, Indigo Children, Environmentalism, True Democracy, Morally responsible capitalism, Government Accountability,Clean Energy, Divergent Religions converging on ultimate truth and goodness, the desire to see the end of Poverty, Starvation, Violence, Suffering before I die, and hopefully very soon. Other evils: nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, landmines, psyops, desensitization, torture, imperialism, Babylon, blaming a metaphorical Satan for man's transgressions.