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The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
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Quintron
Are You Ready for an Organ Solo?
Three One G Records

Rating: NR/10 ?


October 1, 2004
What do you get when you pair a multi-instrumentalist ex-army brat/theater nerd/elementary school science teacher who saves his rare press appearances for Jenny Jones and an ex-seamstress/singer from New Orleans with a similar disdain for the press? You get Mr. Quinton (aka Jay Poggi) and his wife Miss Pussycat (aka Panacea Theriac), of course!

Wait- scratch that, you get more. You get seven full length Quintron albums as of yet and a bunch of instruments invented by Mr. Quintron himself, plus the two characters. The Drum Buddy, a drum machine/synthesizer with electro scratching capabilities, is Mr. Quintron's invention of choice on his latest album, Are You Ready for an Organ Solo? Also making appearances are Mr. Quintron's vocals and organ solos, and Miss Pussycat's maracas and back up vocals.

Most of the tracks on Are You Ready for an Organ Solo? sound like they could have come straight off of the new Anti-NY compilation or even the Downtown 81 soundtrack. "Place Unknown" sounds like James White singing something off of Devo's Shout and Miss Pussycat's vocals over a syncopated beat make "Miniature Breakdown" sound like a Gravy Train!!!! song until Mr. Quintron's very Prince-esque vocals and handclaps are introduced about two minutes into the track. Are You Ready for an Organ Solo? has a fun, dance-worthy, no-wavish sound, real heavy on synth, organ solos, and female chanted vocals. This is New Orlean's more talented and experienced answer to electroclash.

Reviewed by Jeanette Samyn
A contributing writer for LAS and a former music director WBAR at Barnard College.

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