Friday, April 11, 2008

Close Lobsters - What Is There To Smile About?

Native to Scotland, the Close Lobster is considered a delicacy among connoisseurs of melodic, neo-psychedelic, jangle-pop. Unfortunately, the lifespan of a Close Lobster is known to be quite short, typically on the order of three to four years. Close Lobsters were thought to have gone extinct sometime around 1989, but there were reported sightings as late as 1991.

Several ethnographic field recordings of Close Lobsters are known to exist, but most of them are out-of-print. The first full-length recording, called Foxheads Stalk This Land, is no longer available on the format known as the compact disc, but can be downloaded in the MP3 format. A subsequent EP, What Is There To Smile About, and final album, Headache Rhetoric, are more difficult to locate at the moment.

2 comments:

Michael K said...

They were really GREAT! I still love their music and will always remember the close lobsters concert 20 (!) years ago!

nickp said...

Thanks a million for posting this, used to have the 12" but got rid of all my vinyl many years ago. Love both the albums but for me this was their peak.