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January 26, 2008

Coconut Coolouts – Pizza Regret EP

Filed under: Hype,Music — ihggy @ 5:17 pm

[Seeing Eye; 2007]

Ahh, Pizza Regret. Who here has not had this particular regret? Everyone in America loves pizza, and there comes a time in every young American’s life when he or she wants to order one kind of pizza, but for whatever reason ends up getting a different kind of pizza, or no pizza at all! And then the place closes, and this terrible feeling comes over you. “What could have been? I will never know that pizza. I was so c lose.” You wake up with the sweats.

So how do you deal with pizza regret? Well, up until now, all you could do was cry yourself to sleep. No longer! Dry your eyes! Wash your tear-stained face! Seattle party-rock fiends the Coconut Coolouts have given us another way to cope, and let me tell you what, their way is a whole lot more fun. Instead of moping around feeling sorry for themselves over their pizza predicament, the Coolouts choose to do what they always do – throw a party! Probably even a pizza party, with all the kinds of pizza they could ever want. Imagine that. A world without pizza regret. Through the power of song, the Coconut Coolouts make it possible.

And, oh what a song it is! Even if you took away the weight and importance of the lyric, “Pizza Regret” would be incredibly compelling. I was knocked over by its energy from the very start. The opening moments, which feature a four-on-the-floor stomp, rock and roll guitar, and a chorus of ‘ba ba ba’s, is meant to grab pizza lovers and non-pizza lovers alike, shake them violently by the collar, and say “Wake up! It’s party time!” If you’re not won over by the time the massive, triumphant Moog solo kicks in, well, I honestly don’t know how that could be possible. This is pure verve, four chords that bash your brain into a state of perfect jubilation. And while the lyrics on the rest of the EP don’t quite live up to the standard set by “Pizza Regret,” the same spirit of fun and joy in the music is present in each and every track, making it impossible not to recommend!

Recently, I heard of a person who didn’t believe in regret. At first I didn’t get it, but now I think that I do. You can’t go through life thinking that every time you make a mistake it’s the end of the world. Some times, you just have to throw a party instead. The Coconut Coolouts have taught me this, and I am grateful.

Hear assorted Coconut Coolouts tracks here:
http://www.myspace.com/coconutcoolouts

Buy Coconut Coolouts records here:
Seeing Eye Records Store
Heads Up Records Store

2 Comments »

  1. That’s crazy. I recently heard of a person who didn’t believe in regret, either. Are you thinking of Kit on “Project RUnway”?

    Comment by Melissa — January 27, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

  2. yes

    Comment by ihggy — January 27, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

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