Pangea | A Review of Living Dummy

Pangea is a garage band from Newhall California and their juvenile musical antics just might bring a smile to your face.  The Album Cover for Living Dummy needs a small analysis before we can get started on the music. First off, does that purple woman have three breasts and is she growing out of the top of a tunic wearing man’s head? The album art is reminiscent of some of the more insane works of Charles Bronson, the most notorious inmate to ever serve time in a British prison. However the image’s senselessness only adds to its allure, if you look closely (beyond the three breasts) you can see that all of the elements of this cover art are interconnected, linked through the strange fingers that seem to sprout from every imaginable part of each character pealing the eyes open of the tunic wearing man who bears a striking resemblance to a certain Clock Work Orange character. But that should be enough about the pervy purple people who adorn this album cover.

Pangea’s sound is very rough around the edges; its harsh and energetic sound is inspired by a Sex Pistol era punk rock. Lively and somewhat disturbing lyrics permeate all of this album’s tracks with great imagery. Far from brilliant but entirely endearing, Pangea’s Living Dummy is yet another one of those fast and dirty garage band’s to release an album over the past year.

 No Feeln’ and  Living Dummy are by far the most memorable songs on the album and make any of the band’s shortcomings forgivable.  

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