Polyester Pimpstrap: Polyester Pimpstrap

By: Dennis Cook

Slick as a greased seal and flipping through tunes like a lunatic dolphin, Florida's Polyester Pimpstrap are aqua boogie lotharios out to make waves. You can imagine Saturday Night Fever's Tony Manero throwing this on as he does lines, while across town Barry White pushes play as he hits the dimmer switch over his heart-shaped bed. The cool, citified '80s reggae of opener "Psycho Ave." careens into crying guitar and Adrian Crutchfield's flitting sax, giving way to "#7," which suggests Phish possessed by a '70s slow jam ghost, funky protoplasm spilling everywhere as Crutchfield blows flute and sax like the godchild of David Sanborn and Hubert Laws. Speaking of Sanborn, this debut shares an easy grooving vibe with unsung pop-jazz jewel Double Vision (1988), Sanborn's collaboration with Bob James and Marcus Miller. There's a clean, forceful momentum to Polyester Pimpstrap, who shamelessly embrace New Jack Swing, jam band exploration, Steely Dan style vocal arrangements and fusion's technical virtuosity and stylistic diversity. That they pull all this off in such a debonair fashion is what makes them worth keeping an eye on.

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[Published on: 11/16/07]

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boboftheuniverse Sun 11/18/2007 08:59PM
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Awsome Music! Great guys!