FARREN, MICK- Mona: The Carnivorous Circus LP
Reissue, originally released in 1970. The adventurous singer, guitarist and music journalist Mick Farren launched his solo career after being sacked by his fellow Deviants, the protopunk band he fronted from 1967-69. Suffering from depression and other mental health issues, Farren teamed up with an all-star cast, including members of Quartermass and ex-Tyrannosaurus Rex honcho Steve Peregrin for debut opus Mona The Carnivorous Circus. The album mixes hard rock, spoken word, spaced-out interludes, radio cut-ups, and garage rock, rendering a work as compelling as it is hard to classify. Strange, delightful, and a favorite of Julian Cope, this is an aural journey to savor. Licensed from BMG.