From GODS OF MUSIC:
New York City's Lisa Parkins presents a track
"Dancing Chicken".... It is placed in the
Experimental/Post Rock genre on mp3.com...indeed!
reviewer would also add the oh-so controversial
Rock label (mostly due to my imagining art
gyrating and vibrating to Parkins in their
The instrumentation is that of a standard rock
voice, guitar, organ, bass, drums. No synths
the instruments are real and well produced.
The Art Rock/Experimental/Post Rock elements come
courtesy of Lisa's witty lyrics and vocal
It's a tune about a Wall Street money grubber who
too greedy and loses the whole show.
recall Lena Lovich, Laurie Anderson, Moe Tucker
Velvet Underground), Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson
(B-52s) and a li'l Patti Smith. Darkly comedic,
slightly psychedelic with a healthy dose of a
"Na-na-na-Na-na" taunt in the "Sha-la-la"
Beautiful ...in an
kinda way. This is the antithesis of Britney and
welcomed on these ears.
Yeah...so...imagine Laurie Anderson or a more
Nico fronting early Talking Heads with Ray
the Doors on the B-3 with a touch of the first
album. This is the vibe of Parkins' "Dancing
I'm visualizing Lisa and her band as the opening
for Velvet Underground circa '68 at an Andy
cool to sway. If this reviewer were present, he'd
doin' the David Byrne "same-at-is-ever-was" geek
The rhythmic tracks are tight and wonderfully
dissonant at times. Again, the production is
fitting... no over-processed sounds with values
to the late 60s.
If you're looking for pop cliches, you won't find
in Lisa Parkins.... However, if you can dig a
unique retro art rock approach... drop your ears
browser on "Dancing Chicken" and get a little