Casper Fandango and His Tiny Sick Tears

Casper Fandango and His Tiny Sick Tears

How•s Your Hand?


Wild musical hallucinations from manic pop genius Jason NeSmith, aka Casper Fandango. How•s Your Hand? tramples through a multitude of musical forms, drawing from such loose ends as The Residents, Frank Zappa, Daniel Johnston, Ween, and too many others to mention. A stripped-down rendition of General Public•s “Tenderness” should stand out amidst the rest of the musical mayhem, except that just seems to fit into this nothing-quite-fits album. “Mosey Home” is a stunning piece, a strolling tune reminiscent of perfect weather and plenty of time, with a quite insane organ-and-guitar dual lead. “The Other Veronica” shows us Mr. Fandango•s lyrical prowess, with such mad rhymes as, “Though she says she•s moving to Canada/I couldn•t take it for granted-a/That the greatest girl on the planet-a/Has a crush on me.” Rock on Casper Fandango. Did I mention the Yoko Ono cover?

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