“Sean Lennon may have some kind of obsession with prehistoric beasts: besides his band Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, he has a new song out called “Mechanical Mammoths” with his other outfit, Mystical Weapons. Lennon and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier formed the instrumental psych duo after meeting at a Plastic Ono Band show, which precipitated Saunier and Lennon improvising as an opener for Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger in San Francisco. The collaboration went so well that Lennon invited Saunier to record in his studio in upstate New York and a whole self-titled album emerged from it, which will be unleashed January 15 via Chimera.”
Follow the link for the video. I’m excited to see what comes from this.
Even though The Move would eventually become Electric Light Orchestra, I still find myself loving simpler poppish songs like this over the more polished material where Jeff Lynne was at the helm. Roy Wood is an absolute genius when it comes to writing material like this.