“On A Voyage” is Mischievous Badger’s third recorded statement as a band, and is perhaps their most successful record to date. Praised as “so incredibly f---ing awesomely stupid” by an esteemed critic, MB’s new record has quickly won over the hearts of Turkish people, meat lovers, British gentlemen and absent-minded males who can relate to the songs enclosed.
“Girl What’s Your Name” blasts out of your speakers like a Soviet rocket. As soon as the computerized drums and Hammond Organ (both MB trademarks) hit, you have no choice but to bob your head. The track also features a marvelously dissonant solo from Chris that miraculously resolves harmonically at the right time and a rousing chorus of “na nan a nan a nan as” that is on par with other musical masterpieces such as “Land Of 1000 Dances.”
Sometimes, when you wake up to a bright sunny morning, you feel a strong desire to go play everybody’s favorite game with balls and sticks: croquet. “Croquet” is a song specifically written for these times. Featuring a section in ¾ (!!!), and plenty of puns, this track is the perfect fit for your next croquet tournament.
Girls are rather easy to impress if you play music. So when Carson sings “Most guys wanna head south, but I go west” to his lover over tender piano, you can bet that his groupies (groupie) will be swarming all over him, regardless of the fact that the lyric doesn’t make any damn sense. MB has written some good lyrics over the course of their three albums, but no rhyme quite compares to “You’re the best girl in the stratosphere, Man I swear your butt’s the fattest sphere.” And, remember, gentlemen, writing songs for girls is usually a more successful means of seduction than honking their breasts.
Mischievous Badger does not understand you if you are a vegetarian,. If you are a vegetarian, you may not understand why Mischievous Badger loves bacon so much, but anyone can understand the awesomeness of the 5-minute rock and roll jam with screaming Muppet voices that is “Bacon Addiction.” No MB album would be complete without Carson yelling random things over two simultaneous organ solos!
Carson Witte and Chris McCarthy have grown up a lot since the picture on the front cover of this album was taken. Actually that’s not true at all. Enjoy this album’s joyous immaturity and may your voyage be a pleasant one.
Recorded at Get Reel Studios and Got Yo Hat Studios. Mixed and Mastered at McMicken Studios. Special thanks to Robert Preston for his phenomenal help once again!
released September 3, 2011
Chris McCarthy- Organ, Piano, Bass
Carson Witte- Vocals, Guitar, Ukelele, Programming
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