So this is what they get up to in the backstreet bars and clubs of New Zealand, then.
Connan Hosford and his Mockasins sound like the perfect musical accompaniment to a cartoon about the implications of being permanently stoned, if one were to exist - in these days of YouTube, who knows? - sort of like The Beta Band after a few bursts of helium washed down with a litre of caffeine-rich liquid. And that's only on the delightful, nursery rhyme tomfoolery of 'Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend'.
Flipside 'I Nude You' is the kind of trad-rock we sincerely hoped had died with the last Ocean Colour Scene album, as elongated Zep-cum-Faces riffs go on forever until the CD player itself has nodded off.
I guess that means it's more laughing gas then, nurse...
6Dom Gourlay's Score