When my son dressed in costume, for school, as "Mustache Man" last Friday—fashioning a mustache from duct tape and paper—I knew it was time to write about CAKE. And not the kind you eat. Not the chocolate variety that I love to whip up from time to time. Or that cake-like Whoopie Pie... oh, my. Speaking of... it's cold out there, maybe it is time for a little baking.
CAKE. Upon the release of their breakthrough album (do we still say "album"?) Fashion Nugget in 1996, I became an immediate fan. Their most recent album, Showroom of Compassion—which includes the song Mustache Man—is slated for a 2011 release, but available now for pre-sale via Cake's website or at Amazon.
CAKE. Imagine Devo, Was (Not Was), and the Talking Heads getting together in one room. Imagine what the three of these bands might spawn. Yes, lots of silliness. Much fun.
Here's a little CAKE (warning—this may leave you a little hungry, send you straight for the kitchen—take notes!):
What do you know, a band that cannot only make some very cool music, but can also cook up a gastronomic feast! Well, with a name like CAKE, you'd better have some culinary craft.
Yes, that's right, there is a bit of a monotone vocal delivery (intentionally?), but it only adds to CAKE's layering.
CAKE. Fairly measured stuff. A recipe for lots of smiles.
CAKE. Gorge yourself. Have fun.