Ringling Bros. billed the Fieldhands as "America's finest British band," and they weren't lying. Only the Brits could come up with music this esoteric and exciting. Eminating from the hallowed city of Brotherly Love, Bob Malloy, America's greatest lyricist, Bob Dickie, Jacy Webster, and Jeff Werner combined to form a sound somewhere between the madness of
Skip Spence, the ditties of
Lonnie Donegan, and the sounds found on Alan Lomax's first trip down south.
With a sound like this, the Strapping Fieldhands are sure to avoid the drama of Top-40 fame and glory, but their records continue to be sought out by fans of psychedelic pop gems around the world.
Wattle & Daub