The Toyes - Anchovy Picnic
The Toyes are best known for Smoke Two Joints, the #1 American reggae track of all time. The song was later covered by superstar rockers Sublime. In addition to daily worldwide airplay, The Toyes’ music can be heard in movies and TV.
With Anchovy Picnic, The Toyes are back with more of their unique rock & reggae blend. These guys have played together for years and it shows. The songwriting is hard-hitting; sometimes wryly funny, sometimes poignant, sometimes downright silly, but always food for thought. (Well, almost always, as the hard-rocking Big Dumb Dick is nothing but sheer fun.)
1 - Middle Aged White Guys - A rootsy, bluesy journey into the mind of the beast.
2 - The Planet of the N. R. Apes - Remember that movie? What, that wasn’t it? Well, it was something like that. Lots of djembes and jangly guitars.
3 - Peace And Love Are Back - Hold on tight. A two minute forty-eight second New-Rock Old-School anthem.
4 - Your Money’s Worth - A sensuous groove and a bittersweet narrative collide. Then the Starvation Army Band joins in. Wait, what?
5 - Million Dollar Life - This genius tries to bribe Fate with a C-note to get himself a better deal.
6 - Children Shooting - Well, will you look at that. Another kid goes bonkers with a gun. Oh well, guess there’s nothing you can do when Junior goes mental, right? Right?
7 - Big Dumb Dick - Ever had an embarrassing friend or roommate? Whaawg,” they say.t if he was attached to your body?
8 - No One Left to Bust - This rocker poses the question; Who will be left to sweep up once everyone’s in the pen?
9 - Idiot Son - A not-so-nostalgic look back on the presidency of your favorite Texan and his. Hint: It’s not LBJ.
10 - Cowboy Hats - Wake up, Mawg. It’s okay.