[dweeb] - Moose Moose Moose Chicken Moose

Published Friday 2nd December 2005
[dweeb] - Moose Moose Moose Chicken Moose
[dweeb] - Moose Moose Moose Chicken Moose

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14276-8986
LABEL: Independent
RELEASE DATE: 2005-11-11
RRP: £5.00

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Their debut EP 'This Is Not Our Shed' introduced [dweeb] to an unsuspecting world and illustrated what happens when you cross a Pythonesque sense of humour with some brilliant rock. 'Moose Moose Moose Chicken Moose' (henceforth to be known as 'Moose' for brevity) shows the band making excellent progress. Slowed up by a studio failure which caused the original masters to be lost and the band to record a new version, the timing couldn't be better. A tour with Andy Hunter and Steve has introduced this mad quartet to a new audience and these five songs are simply stunning. Though sometimes lyrically surreal and occasionally obtuse, these songs work. "Pirate + Copse = Quandary" which kicks things off had me walking around singing the refrain "I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate" over and over again. Strange things happen when you listen to [dweeb]. I have no idea what "Spherical Holiday" is about. I spent ages pondering the lyrics and wondering what is going on inside Tim Alford's head. Still no light shines. But the song rocks and that's what matters. "There Is No Try" is a song about grace but like all the tracks here demonstrates the band's ability to incorporate a variety of different styles into their songs. They rock, they breakdown (especially on tour with Steve) and they even get a little bit of jazzy stuff happening too! "Paintings Of A Broken Heart" is a clever description of salvation and how God feels about us. The final track has the most dubious name of a rock song ever because it's called "Section 17 Part (II) Rev. A".

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Reader Comments

Posted by RachieCorpse in Stafford @ 09:43 on Mar 14 2008

Hes a pirate! xD
ahhh [Dweeb] are amazing :) i have one of Daves drum sticks =D
he through them off stage n i got one =D and then i got it signed
ahh how i love [Dweeb]
and Tim let me have some water cause i was like nele fainting on him and i was moshing for ages it was insane!
(8)can you fit a big boat in a subbery(8)

Posted by Rachel in stafford @ 12:25 on Nov 6 2007

=D ive seen Dweeb twice! and one was on the b-day in stafford town ^_^ it rockeddd! i love you Dweeb!

Posted by jack roe in london @ 15:25 on Oct 30 2007

just another poor attempt..

Posted by Rachel in Birmingham @ 16:50 on Oct 8 2007

i think they are amazing,
i saw them on the tele and they proper inspired me
not only are they an amazing band but they have a message too.

Posted by andrew in MK @ 13:44 on Jul 5 2007

i am a moose, and i have a goose for a friend... :D

Posted by Aaron Ash in USA @ 05:45 on Oct 17 2006

yea my cousin dave is pretty cool

Posted by phil in hingham, norfolk, UK @ 18:20 on Mar 12 2006

my band supported [dweeb] a couple of weeks ag and they blew me away. they are absolutely awesome. its amazing how they can get the message of christ through to people by singing about mallards, pirates and shrubbery, while at the same time delivering intense rock/funk/jazz music. one of the most refreshing, fun and enthusiastic bands i've heard in a long while. please please please buy their cd!

Posted by David in San Antonio Texas USA @ 08:04 on Feb 11 2006

yes, Sam- I am, indeed, a pirate...I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate, I'm a pirate...and I want their CD now :)

Posted by Claire in Bristol @ 15:18 on Jan 23 2006

Hi Guys, you know I love you. You totally rock and the EP is great. Can't wait to see you play again. Hopefully it will be soon. x

Posted by sam in United Kingdom @ 21:22 on Jan 18 2006

im a pirate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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