Naked Apes and Pond Life

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Naked Apes and Pond Life
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Studio album by Shriekback
Released 2000
Recorded unknown
Genre World, electronic rock
Label Mushroom Records
Producer Ian Shaw, Markus Dravs
Shriekback chronology
Sacred City
(1992)Sacred City1992
Naked Apes and Pond Life
Having a Moment
(2003)Having a Moment2003

Naked Apes and Pond Life was the seventh full-length Shriekback album. This 2000 release was a surprise resurfacing for the band, after almost a decade of quiet. It gathered many songs performed in intimate appearances in London over the preceding years, recorded in the studio by Barry Andrews, Martyn Barker, Lu Edmonds (last seen on 1985's Oil & Gold), as well as Simon Edwards and Mark Raudva.

This album sounds strongly World music (probably largely due to the presence of multi-instrumentist and acoustic guitarist Lu Edmonds).

Many of the tracks are instrumentals, but the strong vocal-led "Berlin" and Big Night Music-esque "Everything's on Fire" are standouts.[original research?]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stimulate the Beaded Hamster" - 1:17
  2. "Pond Life" - 4:05
  3. "Hostage" - 4:12
  4. "Invisible Rays" - 3:48
  5. "Claxon Bolus" - 1:36
  6. "Massive Custard" - 1:44
  7. "JP8" - 2:17
  8. "Unsong" - 4:50
  9. "Berlin" - 4:12
  10. "Baby Lion" - 3:00
  11. "Everything's on Fire" - 4:26
  12. "Keep-Net Stevenson" - 1:42
  13. "String, Sedatives, Weaponry" - 3:26
  14. "Anal Piss-Machine" - 1:34