It’s hard to type, because I’m bouncing
around in my seat while I listen to Straight Talk
on Raising Kids by Electric Laser People. I keep
wanting to wave my hands around in silly fist pumps
and knock my head from side to side.
“It’s the year 3000. Scientists have cured
hunger and disease. Now they spend all their time making
people look beautiful,” intones the voiceover
that precedes “disco3000.” There is some
excellent tongue-in-cheek funk happening on this album;
the songs are beautifully serious in that hipster way
that doesn’t take itself seriously at all.
“I do what I gotta do to get close so I can
make out with you...This is the makeout song! Everybody
start kissing!” the singer commands over a foot-tapping
beat, while Space Mountain rave sounds whiz by in the
Straight Talk on Raising Kids is high energy
and a lot of fun. This album would make an excellent
soundtrack for a costume party, or for a drive along
one of those coastal highways when no one’s around
and you can go really fast.
Favorite Track: Track 2, “disco3000”