Roll up, roll up – it’s The Henry Road. Welcome to a fantastical, litho-cut world where song titles like The Last Two Feet Are Massive (And Or Garden Feet) conjure up images of Arthur Lee’s love child getting lithe on a diet of choppy chords, virtuoso piano and staccato rhythms. For over six years The Henry Road have been redefining Wagon Pop – a genre-melding blend of music that you can see. All three e.p's are streaming live and as MP3 on their website.
With Loggy Log (third e.p), The Henry Road take the Wagon Pop of their early offerings to a new, multiverse dimension. Glistening glissandos, farfisa forays and a stratospheric story orbit the staccato rhythms. A motion picture, bringing to life the animated Loggy and friends, is on the horizon. More psych-tinged adventures are already being recorded for Loggy 2 (Proggy Loggy)Skilfully lurching from caustic wits to purveyors of pastiche, The Henry Road can cause emotional turmoil. What does it mean, what do they mean, what does anything mean? If your road is straight, then they can help you find a kink. And if you already deviate, then you may just sneak a glimpse of what could be on the other side.The Henry Road are currently working on their debut album.
ROLLING STONE USA Review
'For those who prefer more of a deranged psychotropical trip, the Loggy Log EP from Nottingham nuts the Henry Road is an irresistibly unhinged Wagonpop operetta that will fire up the synapses of anyone who found Side Two of Ogden's Nut Gone Flake to be a mite too lucid. Mad, original and really rather brilliant.'
Jason Cohen & Michael Krugman May 2004
Timmy Spectrum: vocals and bar charts
Ben Lord: wisdom hoover and drums
Chris Henson: bass monkey (3D)
Philip Collin: Wurlitzer and hoon effect
'Their farfisa and orch-pop approach shakes down what may have ever transgressed on heath at Haight-Ashbury” :: Will Jenkins, City Lights, October
“Fuzzy guitar flashes, zooming hammond and eyeliner toting instrumental prowess translates as outrageously biting song writing” :: Northern Exposure
“If you fell through a clock backwards, this is what you would hear” :: Junktion 7