V. Vale of RE/Search Publications writes… “In the tradition of Jean Jacques Perrey and Bruce Haack, Reverend Al and his zany cohorts have created diabolically-compassionate sound collages which not only amuse but actually enlighten as well. There are eruptive of mirth scattered throughout these somewhat amazing “compositions,” which are often unified by truly instructional omniscient male-voiced narratives straight out of the fifties. Here “avant-garde” gets disguised by satire. Incorporating the best of fifties high school driver’s safety short films and first-aid training films, these compositions boast car crash sound effects, emergency phone calls, electronic swooshes and almost-melodic tonalities, sometimes punctuated by gorgeous female sounds and shrieks. Rarely has sex and violence been so compellingly distilled into such pleasurable sonic fables and parables for our schizophrenic millennium. Today, with Valley of the Dolls aids such as Prozac illuminating life’s pathways, how can we falter? If we do, the reassuringly “scientific”-sounding narratives from our friends, the Art of Bleeding, will surely guide us back to the straight and narrow.”
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Signature song of Art of Bleeding’s beloved mascot, Abram the Safety Ape.
Struck by lightning firsthand, graphic detail, golf, and contemplation of “lightning flowers”.