Neil Fridd and his quasi-talented-but-willing friends make up Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, a band known primarily for their engaging, energetic live performances. The name stems from a band member’s irrational fear of pigeons in addition to the paradigm shift they have the tendency to influence on the dance floor. Through the use of novelties such as stuffed animals and costumes, they generate wildly entertaining performances encouraging high audience participation. Such novelties are sorely lacking on their studio album I Love You. I Love You. I Love You and I’m in Love With You. Have an Awesome Day! Have the Best Day of your Life!
Off-key vocal harmonies find a certain dissonant melody on opener “Snakebite,” accompanying military style drumming and trumpet. An odd beginning, though it is an example of the rest of the album, which utilizes primarily harmony-free chanting and high emotion singing. “Fast Forward Regrets” starts with some nice melodic keyboard and the seemingly nonsensical lyrics “Yes, we are John Wilkes Booth Group” with a run time just under a minute and a half. All of the songs are indiscernible party anthems whose high energy level does not make up for their low singing ability. The closer is “Ride Friendship,” which has the fastest bpm on the album (with piano) and simply repeats the phrase “You make my heart explode” with a passive passion.
Abiding by the mantra, “You don’t need talent, just sing attitude,” Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt will definitely get your party on its feet and singing along (if you can make out the words). However, this same vigor doesn’t translate as well into the studio. While you may find yourself reliving that time you saw them play live, or longing for such an event, the actual songs themselves do not provide much depth.