G’day Platypus Rippers, the Great White Labrador is back with another disturbing yet intriguing album. Some time ago we discovered an old cassette by this strange beast called ‘Saltman’. You can download his first cassette here. SInce the discovery and release of his first cassette, the internet has been alight with intrigue, fear and excitement around this Rock n Roll Lizard of Oz.
This second cassette was found in the back of a burnt out truck in the back blocks of Lower Keetswood. In this recording, Saltman begins his recordings with snippets of news reports, followed by answering machine messages from his ‘War Husband’ Fuzzburn, then continues to him driving around the lonely streets of the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne wreaking havoc. In the Part 1 it is clear that he is under the influence of something as his vehicle roars through the streets of Mont Albert in recession ridden Melbourne as he appears to be causing explosions under train bridges. In the other tracks, he talks about his infamous trip to Copenhagen circa 89′, does a drive by at an underage nightclub and unsuccessfully tries to sue Whitehorse Plaza. It’s a depressing yet adrenalin fuelled wild ride with the midnight madman, but one worth taking.
This album picks up from track 2 onwards but continues to confuse and shock me with delight, I would’ve heard this this at least 50 times by now. Check it out.