SLAPP HAPPY - Acnalbasac Noom - CD - RERSHCD
Autores: Slapp Happy, Jean-Hervé Peron, Zappa Diermaier, Peter Blegvad, Anthony Moore, Gunther Wüstoff, Dagmar Krause
Editor: ReR Megacorp (1990)
Géneros: Electronic, Rock, Folk Rock, Krautrock, Art Rock, Art Pop, Progressive Pop, Baroque Pop, Cabaret, Soft Rock
The history of this album is a bit complicated. Originally titled Casablanca Moon, it was recorded for Polydor in 1973, but scrapped when the group signed with Virgin; their first Virgin release was an entirely re-recorded version of the same material, although it was entitled Slapp Happy when released. To compound the confusion, the Virgin version was retitled Casablanca Moon when it was reissued on CD in 1993 (on a single-disc release that also included their 1974 Virgin album Desperate Straights). Acnalbasac Noom is the original, 1973 recording of the Casablanca Moon material...
The lyrics are witty and oddball without being pretentious. Tracks like "Mr. Rainbow" recall Yoko Ono's early-'70s song-oriented material, with an important difference: Krause's vocals are much better than Ono's, while just as distinctive.