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|6. Perpetual Drag|
|7. Dancing On My Own|
|8. And It Is|
|9. The Hogyssey|
|10. The Strangest Dream|
|11. At Least I Got Laid|
|12. The Horror|
The poorly titled and executed Hogyssey builds on Spacehog's reputation of anonymous alterna-pop, à la Third Eye Blind and Superdrag. This release does not surprise, and therefore does not disappoint. It's something of a concept album as the band claims that the track sequence is "loosely based on the sequence of events in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey." This does not explain the second-to-last cut, "At Least I Got Laid." (By a monolith? Explain, please.) Actually, to be fair, the band does offer up a surprisingly catchy cut on the third track, "I Want to Live." This sudden explosion of competency startles and snaps before the band continues their Hogyssey towards the middle of the road. --Jason Josephes
Top Customer Reviews
The album has trouble getting started. Jupiter's Moon is a fairly banal little number that chugs along at a mid-tempo. It's only pluses are a few guitar effects here and there and a key change. This Is America deceptively starts with a loud and brash guitar riff, making you think this song will rock like crazy. Well, it never really does. The lyrics attack popular American culture, which is essentially on par with Weird Al Yankovic.
But then something incredible happens: just when you think the song is over, it shifts into high gear by slowing down! Rich Steele and Anton Langdon play a descending guitar riff over the half-tempo while singing "It's the land of the free, and the home of the brave" while Roy Langdon sings "'Cuz this is Amerrr-icaaa!" They do this over and over. I got excited pretty quick when I heard this for the first time, thinking that it has to be one of the greatest u-turns done in a song since Radiohead's Karma Police.
The rest of the album ranges from fair to pretty good. I Want To Live (track 3) straight up to And It Is (track 9) offer a healthy blend of glam catchiness with instrumental kitchiness. The middle stretch is all quite good.
But the remake of the 2001 theme entiteld The Hogyssey is just plain puzzling, making it seem like they ran out ideas and just needed to record something.Read more ›
As the album progresses, so do the songs; the arrangements get more sophisticated and less 1-dimensional: Listen for the gentle guitar and keyboard on the excellent "A Real Waste of Food;" the soft "Dancing On My Own" contains an almost vintage Frank Sinatra era feel to it that gives the "Side 2" portion of the album surprising new life (be sure to check out the excellent drumming at the tail end of that particular song). "And It Is" boasts a remarkable riff at the intro, while the lyrics and repetative chorus line once again recall Oasis in their prime. There's not one dud track on "The Hogyssey," and the band mixes things up just enough to keep things interesting at all times. The album closes off with "The Horror," a song unbelievingly familiar sounding, despite the fact that it's never been played on the radio.Read more ›
I had the great fortune of seeing Spacehog live in NYC (Brownies) when they were testing out these new songs on a small audience. They are FANTASTIC -- they sound incredible live and give 110% which is really all a fan can ask for. Royston's voice is awesome in live performance. I think they are on tour now with Black Crowes and Oasis which should be a cool show. Check out [...]
One last tidbit -- past the 12th song, after several blank minutes, there is an additional secret song/nugget which completely freaked me out b/c it was so unexpected. I thought that was a nice touch. ENJOY!
Most recent customer reviews
And I own well over 700 cds.
This disc is simply amazing. From the initial jangle of "Jupiter's Moon" to the finale "The Horror", this album never fails to... Read more
Man this album sucks.
Seems like Spacehog is a victim of their own success. The first track on their first CD was one of the greatest songs of all time. Read more
What a HUGE disappointment. After a first album that belongs on "All time great albums" lists, and a folow-up that showed that they weren't a fluke, this things outright "is bad. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2003
What a wonderful and sadly overlooked album.After The underrated Chinese Album,It was 3 years until Spacehog returned with their third album. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2003 by Noelene Janis
I've always been a moderate fan of Spacehog, and I own all three albums. Although each album has it's plusses, my own personal opinion is that this album surpasses the others. Read morePublished on March 31 2002
I fell in love with Spacehog's Resident Alien. It is an absolutely awsome album and I became an instant fan. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2002
Spacehog's newest album was in my hands the day it was released. I think I might have been one of the few people in the country who actually searched for a release date and grabbed... Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2001 by Meadevil
Eeee-gads! This is Spacehog's worst album yet! Personally, I think that with this album, Spacehog was under somekind of oath, in which they solomly swore to make terrible music, to... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2001
Those nuts of Spacehog are back. While not as dark and experimental as The Chinese Album, The Hogyssey is more focused and more like Resident Alien. Read morePublished on July 13 2001