England - Full Moon 93 - 05/04/04
Foodchain b/w Mummy's Big Plan
Foodchain is the debut platter from Leeds sixtet 10,000 Things, and the Foodchain EP
includes 4 songs: the title track, plus "Oh No!", "Mummy's Big Plan", and "Back To Minehave". This,
a 7" vinyl piece holds only the main track plus "Mummy's...".
In describing 10,000 Things' sound of music a variety of things (10,000...) has been said, such
as: "..sorry if your daddy doesn't love you and you were
bullied at school, but try something constructive like a stamp collection and stop pretending you're
a rebel." (Manchester Music Online) Others have tagged them: "Imagine
Status Quo with occasional bongos." (Leeds Music Scene). Well, ups and downs thumbs-wise must
be swallowed if you're aiming somewhere seriously in rock biz.
I'm not really sure where 10,000 Things are heading. In "Foodchain" they're singing about moving
up the foodchain. Not so sure about that. It sounds quite slow, slack, syrup-like and rockabillyish
The Cramps-styled, but it is sort of getting nowhere fast. If not maybe tumbling some stairs down
the foodchain. B-side "Mummy's Big Plan" is more up-tempo and fresher, raw, boogie-type rock. And
it somehow makes me think of some of Blue Öyster Cult's songs or somewhere up that alley.
Not changing the world, and I guess that wasn't the plan either. But you'd better watch out, lads,
or you may end up like that other Yorkshire gang: suffering relegation...
Copyright © 2004 Håvard Oppøyen