Bimbos, Unite!

June 8, 2018 Bob No comments exist

Bimbos, Unite!
The New Okie Bimbos / Chatbott’em Records

The New Okie Bimbos

If you’ve ever had too much bluegrass, get ready for the back-country overfill of your life as the New Okie Bimbos grease up the old lightning rod and stick it right into your cascading style consciousness.

On their latest Chatbott’em release, the Bimbos are smokin’ like a stack of old
newspapers, and always within the safety of a multi-channel hyper-conductivity
program channel, where the music practically plays itself!

If you’re tired of the flesh-and-bone sameness of most hillbilly hogwash, you may be
ready for the band that took the humanity out of the hoe-down—the New Okie
Bimbos!

The Bimbos’ most recent release is entitled “Bimbos Unite!” But it might just as
easily have been entitled “Hyperspace Hicks, Download!” or “Computer-Geek
Mountain-folk, Boot Up!” It’s just that kind of a mess.

From the opening synthesized banjo strum of “Cathode Ray Glaze” to the Gospel-
flavored pyrotechnic finale of “Ain’t Got No Friend Like My CompuMax 8XLM Pre-
Modulated Accelerator Card”, It’s a ragged, patched and quilted barn dance of non-
stop, gap-toothed, hayseed hummin’ and strummin’ served up in a mashable style
that goes way beyond mobile rankings to trend positive in your brain-pan!

And, it’s Google-analytic to boot!

You gotta listen hard to find the influences here: HyperBass player Duane Dewlap
snaps and thunks around with the slightly detached insouciance of Bob Gorbachev
from The Swingin‘ Toehammers, but without the jazz-jugband lilt that gives that
band its tedium. There‘s more than a little Minnie-Pearl-meets-Macro in the lead

vocals of Darlene Dewlap, Duan‘s sister and collaborator on some of the bands
more esoteric material (“I Got the Virus” and “That Little Mountain Software Shop of
Horrors”) Darlene gives each song something unique—a slathering-drool sound
here, a solid-state whine there. It’s an original touch that few would copy. Still, the
way she flattens her vowels into disenfranchised hiccups is sometimes just a little
too affected for bluegrass. Even the pre-sampled variety.

As for group founder and part-time washboard virtuoso, Ray Faye, he‘s still laying
down that down-home non-altorythmic tempo that keeps your foot guessing on
every tap. Take a listen to the down-in-the-gutter stutter of “Doin’ That Old Web
Crawl,” or the high-stakes-high-lonesome wail of “I’m Search Engine Optimized for
You.” Or don’t.

In the end, though, don’t let the underlying “roots” attitude fool you; the New Okie
Bimbos are not only computer literate, they’re positively socially engaged! Take
newest member Abner Schriftt, whose brain-poking mandolin work is entirely a
product of the new MandoSoft 4.2 program now available from MusiComp. Schriftt
plinks himself into a bimbo frenzy until his “likes” go up and his keyboard audibly
overloads on the tune “Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Beta Version Upgrade.”

You’ll be rollin’ too, with “Bimbos Unite!”

Produced by Hatfield V. McCoy; A Chatbott’em /Platformababble Release.

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