Bressa Creeting Cake recorded my fav NZ album ever – here’s my entry to Public Address System’s Soundtrack competition. It’s a fuck of an album.Bressa Creeting Cake for the most part went on to become vineyard and
orchstra salwarts Goldenhorse, after releasing my favorite NZ album, the eponymous Bressa Creeting Cake. Dodgy name (and cover) aside, BCC is choka with fine tunes, great playing and cheerful bizarreness. Track four ‘Superstation’ is an ode to buying petrol station pies, while ‘A Chip That Sells Millions’ tells the tale of a boy taking his food scientist Dad’s new chip flavor sachets to school to ‘blow his friends out with flavors they don’t know about’.It’s a rilly summery album, complete with cicadas running throughout ‘Zenax’, and the perfect pop opening of track one ‘Palm Singing’. The band took over a studio in Devonport to record it – having recently moved to the Shore I love that this ace album was recorded here (hey, Frank Sargeson lived on the shore too, hey? And Warwick Roger). Rocky Mountain is a fantastic laid back pop song, and was chosen for Flying Nun’s 25th Anniversary Box.
This is one of my most-listened to albums ever, and I’m still discovering little noises and lyrical phases. I love that this is BCC’s only recorded output, giving it the same ‘we made one perfect album and that’s it-ness’ of say, The Stone Roses (IF you don’t count Second Coming, which I don’t). I love its’ intelligence, sly humor, unabashed pop – I only wish I’d got to seen them live, and enjoy catching little BCC moments in Goldenhorse songs.
Further BCC resources here.