The band Hospital Ships took their name from a Flaming Lips song and, although the band is not as odd or experimental as the Lips, there’s a definite resemblance. From Jordan Geiger’s strangely Muppet-like voice to the obtuse lyrics and quirky music, “Oh, Ramona,” is a fun/disturbing adventure. It alternates between “Baby For J,” which seems like an indie-pop song, and “I Want It To Get Out,” a big-sounding, gigantically odd ditty. At first listen, I thought this wasn’t much of a record. But with repeated listens, I became increasingly grateful I gave the record a chance. The music doesn’t come easy, but trust me, it comes. And it’s well worth the effort to get it.
Buy direct from Graveface Records, here.