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Burn, World, Burn

by Like Wow

Hot, manic songs about fire, love, bubbles, highways, intoxication, a ghost, orphans, romance, and rhubarb pie; voted one of the top 5 CDs of 2000 by the editor of Cosmik Debris mag.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Burn, World, Burn
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2. Road O' Burnin' Rubber
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3. (All Aboard) The Bubble Ride
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4. The Haunted Thrift Shop (I'm Freakin' Out)
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5. The Electric Beer Chair
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6. I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong-Song)
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7. Little Sister May And The Orphan Train
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8. Shakes!
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9. Rhubarb Pie
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10. Cartoon Garden
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11. Dues For Buzzy (Live In Wowtown)
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12. Obstinato
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A cloud of electric light, neon, fiber optics, cables and chemicals, steam and exhaust...

In a big city night, the air itself takes on an eerie iridescence.

It is through this strange modern atmosphere that we spot Like Wow in their souped-up, stripped down machine, positively on fire, barreling manically down a Road O' Burnin' Rubber, blasting out the thundering syncopations of Hartley's drums, angular white-hot slashings of Vivanco's guitar, and Truax yowling frantically all the while at the other drivers who seem to have confused the real road with their Nintendos.

This road has many twists and turns, and though they will likely ignore any posted speed limits, they may slow down occasionally to sink into a groove, a dream, or fall for a Denny's waitress.

Features guest appearances by downtown sax legend Elliott Levin and Railroad Jerk/White Hassle harmonica blower Marcellus Hall.


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DJ Johnson, editor Cosmik Debris magazine

One of the top 5 CDs of 2000
LIKE WOW: Burn, World, Burn (Psycho Teddy)

Since Johnny Dowd didn't make an album this year, I was afraid I wasn't going to get my mind twisted like taffy and bounced like a superball off a back alley wall. Well, I'm happily bruised and battered, thanks to a band called Like Wow and their surreal songs about life, death, electric beer chairs and shoe stores with sale items inhabited by ghosts. A far cry from the old "I saw her walking down the street" formula, ya know? At the center of this band is Thomas Truax, bassist and songwriter who has a day gig that involves doing the stop-animation for MTV's Celebrity Death Match. Which comes as no surprise to me, with my mind all braided, bounced and bruised as it is to the point where all I can do is stare blankly and say "...like, wow..."

Alun Hughes

The peak of Like Wow's graveyard-rumbling rock.
Twisted, throughly twisted. The city is a long, long way away and I wouldn't stop for hitch-hikers around these parts. It's like a horror-movie soundtrack, a black and white homage to fear and confusion, creaking and a rolling into a grim cabaret of side-show freak personalities. Surf-rock with graveyard stomps and howling blues vocals tackling the burning issues of the day, like haunted thrift shops and electric beer chairs. Warped, unmissable stuff.