Fro’zen Ta’ko

Copyright 1988 – 2005, Frozen Taco  Frozen Taco is:  Matthew Reiss, Theron Welch, David Dault  Fro’zen Ta’ko was recorded at the Bedside, Columbus, GA, Summer 1989  Extra voice on Bomb Iran:  Carlos  Rhythm Guitar on Nonchupkee Haukee:  Bryan Poole  This CD is a remastered version of the original album including four new bonus tracks:  Eclectic Electric, Bottlerocket, Gods of Ankara, and Send Me a Ticket  This is the sixth album by Frozen Taco and is dedicated to summer.

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01_Eclectic_Electric.mp3 734.1 KB 8/15/2012 6:43 am
02_Nonchupkee_Haukee.mp3 4.6 MB 8/15/2012 7:06 am
03_Million_Contenders.mp3 3.3 MB 8/15/2012 6:48 am
04_MC_Frozen.mp3 3.0 MB 8/15/2012 7:03 am
05_Bottlerocket.mp3 2.8 MB 8/15/2012 7:07 am
06_Crimson_Prophet.mp3 5.2 MB 8/15/2012 7:06 am
07_From_the_City_of_Lore.mp3 3.8 MB 8/15/2012 7:08 am
08_King_for_a_Day.mp3 2.8 MB 8/15/2012 6:46 am
09_Derelict_Canvas.mp3 3.2 MB 8/15/2012 6:46 am
10_Immaculate_Constable.mp3 3.3 MB 8/15/2012 6:44 am
11_Gods_of_Ankara.mp3 6.6 MB 8/15/2012 6:58 am
12_Send_me_a_Ticket.mp3 3.2 MB 8/15/2012 6:55 am
13_Bomb_Iran.mp3 2.4 MB 8/15/2012 6:44 am

Fro-zen Ta-ko marks a pivotal moment in the history of FT. This album facilitated FT’s difficult water1transition from a quartet to a duo.  The Politically Incorrect “Bomb Iran,” and “Crimson Prophet” represent FT’s origins; whereas, “Million Contenders” and “King for a Day” offer a glimpse at FT’s future.  Our metamorphosis from a tongue-in-cheek, gloriously unrefined garage band to a vibrant, symphonic studio band starts here.

The album’s first song, “Nonchupkee Haukee,” is the Cherokee Indian word for “sturgeon”. We saw the word in the local newspaper and thought it would make a unique title.  We were right. This song was inspired by a jam session we had with Brian Poole in a Denny’s parking lot, and he actually played on the final version as well.  The intensity of the lyrics belies the casual, jovial nature of this collaboration.

Immaculate Constable” is a microcosm of the album itself.  In many ways, it belongs with songs like “King of Rock” and “Dancing Machine” from FT’s first album. However, there is a hint of bigger and better things to come in the song’s composition and instrumentation. So to with Fro-zen Ta-ko.

- Matthew Reiss, Kansas City 2004

This album seems to have a bit of a stumble nature to it, but it still works nicely.  The album isn’t matt-dave-theronnearly as clean as the last album, “The Four Heads of Frozen Taco”.  For example, “Million Contenders” features Tinkertoy drums again, yet the song is a favorite.  This album also comes from a time when a lot of side songs were recorded as well.  I added the best of these, four of them, to the album as bonus tracks.  “Send Me a Ticket” is a small hidden gem of a song, I think the last song by Matt, Dave, and me.

- Theron Welch, Seattle 2004

© 2012 Frozen Taco