The song: ‘MONSTER RAVIN’ LOONEY’ : by Tot Taylor on TheCampus label (via Rough Trade)
is an unabated swipe at our political leaders and the mess they have “gotten us into”. A super upbeat-sounding track about downbeat days. ‘Heavy but hooky’ with socio-political “US & THEM” lyrics.
Tot’s crunchy piano chords vibrate the floorboards in this ‘tale of our times’ announcing a new album due this summer full of stories about “the world we live in” (and how to get out of it!)
ecorded at RAK Studios, London, engineered & mixed by Duncan Fuller, with Shawn Lee: drums & Paul Cuddeford: guitars, ‘MONSTER RAVIN’ LOONEY‘ is from Tot Taylor’s ‘in progress’ (but upcoming) new album STUDIO SOUNDS
RELEASE DATE: 3-3-23
ARTIST: TOT TAYLOR
WRITER: TOT TAYLOR
PRODUCER: TOT TAYLOR MUSIC (PRS/MCPS/PPL)
LABEL: TheCAMPUS via ROUGH TRADE
about TOT TAYLOR:
Tot Taylor is a legendary pop auteur and also contemporary art curator – (founder of The Compact Organization and the influential ‘pre-punk’ group Advert-I-Sing). He was signed to Island Records while still a Cambridge schoolboy and is also author of the 900-page 2019 novel ‘THE STORY OF JOHN NIGHTLY’ (Penguin Random House) see: Amazon UK/US for copies.
Having worked with such as PAUL McCARTNEY and MICHAEL STIPE, shared an editing-room with FEDERICO FELLINI and a dinner table with ANDY WARHOL Tot has curated exhibitions with YOKO ONO, JUDY CHICAGO, PENELOPE SLINGER & WILLIAM BURROUGHS and happenings at the famous RIFLEMAKER Art Space in Beak Street, London and lectures in Contemporary Art at SOTHEBYS Institute. Riflemaker artists have exhibited at TATE MODERN, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art NY, the ICA & FRIEZE London.
His songs often bash the establishment and the “corrupt characters from the times we live in”
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