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MadTracks -- 'Things Fall Apart' by The Gomers

<i>Mike Zirkel (The Album)</i> by The Gomers
Mike Zirkel (The Album) by The Gomers
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Say, doesn't that howling, squalling, downright otherworldly freak-out guitar work punctuating "Things Fall Apart" from the new Mike Zirkel (The Album) by The Gomers sound familiar? Well, it should. At least to connoisseurs of weirdo pop and rock.

That's because it comes from Adrian Belew, who's blown out more than a few fuses with the likes of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and King Crimson -- and of course, his own bands. His contributions to this tough, lowing prog groove were recorded separately at Belew's home studio outside Nashville by The Gomers' Biff Blumfumgagne, who's spent nearly 20 years serving on Belew's tours as a guitar tech and sometime violinist.

Unsurprisingly, the guitar craziness adds energy to the tune, but it also merges seamlessly with the sardonic, Zappa-meets-Kiss vibe The Gomers are working. Undoubtedly, the prog blogs will be impressed.

An MP3 of the track are available in the related downloads at right. More music by the group can be found at its MySpace page with details of its illustrious past available on its Wikipedia entry. The Gomers will debut their new album with a one-night only edition of The Midnight Special with Wolfman Jack + Gomers CD Release Party at the High Noon Saloon on Saturday, January 12. This show will pay homage to the old-school rock 'n' roll TV show featuring the iconic disc jockey, and introduce The Gomers' latest to Madison.

MadTracks highlights and provides MP3s of songs performed by local musicians. All tracks here are provided with permission of the artist. If you are a musician based in the Madison metro area and are interested in sharing your work as a MadTrack, please send a message.

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