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Fergus & Geronimo: Unlearn First Album

16 Jan

Andrew put on glasses for this photo.

Leave it to a publicist to describe a band as “Black and Chicano doo-wop, the energy and atmosphere of classic soul, the precise control of Frank Zappa, psychedelia, and a thought to nearly everything in between.” Fucking pick one.

Here is the above with minor alterations: Black and Chicano doo-wop, the energy and atmosphere of classic soul, the precise control of Frank Zappa, psychedelia, and a thought to nearly everything garage in between. And that’s still really awesome.

Fergus & Geronimo combines first-generation rock ‘n’ roll with the style of its own protopunk mutation. Made up of Jason Kelly and Andrew Savage, Fergus & Geronimo (named after the button-cutter of War of the Buttons) will release Unlearn Jan. 18 on Hardly Art Recordstheir first full-length album after releasing several singles within the last two years (find “Blind Muslim Girl,”Tell It In My Ear”). Unlike Christopher Owens’ Girls, who modernized first-generation rock with sincerity, Fergus & Geronimo lean toward the tongue-in-cheek approach of protopunks like The Fugs.

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Fergus & Geronimo
Unlearn
(Hardly Art)
Street Date: Jan. 18, 2011

1.       Girls With English Accents
2.       Wanna Know What I Would Do?
3.       Powerful Lovin’
4.       Baby Boomer/Could You Deliver
5.       Michael Kelly
6.       Baby Don’t You Cry
7.       Where The Walls Are Made Of Grass
8.       The World Never Stops
9.       Forced Aloha
10.     Could You Deliver
11.     Unlearn