Title - 'Let's Go To Outer Space'
Artist - Gary Wilson
For those not in the know, Gary Wilson is an experimental musician/performance artist best known for his 1977 album You Think You Really Know Me, after which he promptly retired from recording and performing concerts. He slowly gained a strong cult following during the 1980s and 1990s, and in the early 2000s became active again.
And active is what he truly is once again for following hot on the footsteps of his recently-released albums, Alone With Gary Wilson (2015) and It's Friday Night with Gary Wilson (2016), once again via Cleopatra Records he now brings us Let's Go To Outer Space.
Yet another alt-funk classic filled album chock full with experimental sounds, avant garde grooves, and demented space love songs that will make any exploration into the unknown a wild and crazy adventure, the "King Of Weird" has done it again!
1. "Back To Where I Belong"
2. "Gary Kissed A Mannequin"
3. "Lost In A Mystery"
4. "Gary Feels Cool"
5. "Weird World Part 1"
6. "Youíre The Girl From A Magazine"
7. "Sheís The Girl From Mars"
8. "Letís Go On A Walk Tonight"
9. "Iím Not Ashamed"
10. "I Want To Cry"
11. "Weird World Part 2"
12. "Letís Go To Mars"
13. "My Beautiful Wife Walked Away"
14. "My Pretty Little Space Girl"
One thing you will quickly become aware of is that Gary Wilson is/was completely ahead of his time, and its sad that people couldn't catch on soon enough.
We kick things off with "Back To Where I Belong" "A girl from outer space doesn't care if it rains you see, it doesn't rain on her planet", which leads seamlessly into the psychedelic pop of "Gary Kissed A Mannequin," the mind bending "Lost In A Mystery," the both the upbeat "Gary Feels Cool," and then the short experimental adventure, "Weird World Part 1."
My personal favorite track from this new album is the poptastic "Youíre The Girl From A Magazine" which is followed by the first single/video (see below) to be released, "Sheís The Girl From Mars." "Letís Go On A Walk Tonight" is backed by the trippy "Iím Not Ashamed," the low-fi, mid-tempo jaunt of "I Want To Cry," and then both the second half of the musical experiment, "Weird World Part 2."
The fun pop of "Letís Go To Mars" ("Let's hitch a ride to the Milky Way and I'll hold your hand all day"), and then comes "My Beautiful Wife Walked Away," before the album rounds out with the (too) short, but sweet "My Pretty Little Space Girl."
I guess, simply put for those not yet familiar with the twisted genius that is Gary Wilson, it sounds something like this: Mix equal parts Zappa, ? & the Mysterians, Barry White, Steely Dan, Norman Bates, and 70s porn/TV soundtracks; filter through an alienated, small town adolescence and creepy borderline-stalker fantasies; add one large bag of white flour, a gallon of lukewarm milk, liberal amounts of Saran Wrap, and dirty underpants; stir in a reel of 1/4" analog recording tape, dump on basement floor, and let sit overnight. Enjoy!
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Official Video - "She's The Girls From Mars"
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