Finally, after many years, he decides to release records under his own name. Since he makes this momentous step, he has not looked back, although he will not say why. The whys and wherefores of the birth of the Mammal Era are documented here in the thrillingly-hyperventilating style so beloved of Californians and meeja peeble.
It has taken him six albums to get it all off his chest. These albums form the so-called Mammal Trilogy, and the six main pillars are:
- Include Me Out
- Time Gentlemen Please
- The World is Your Lobster
- God’s on His Lunchbreak (Please Call Back)
- The Joy of More Hogwash
- The Baboon in the Basement
Additional material includes:
and the accompanying reading material:
Excerpts of the so-called Trilogy have been performed live on four occasions: Boston (2007), London (2008), Berlin (2009) and Stockholm (2011). Video documentation can be found on Radiant Future’s YouTube channel.
An ever-changing variety of on- and off–stage talent supports the Mammal Trilogy. Chris Townson drummed on parts I-IV, but thoughtlessly died before the final two parts were completed. He was reincarnated as a bench. Pelle Almgren has provided sterling vocals on the entire so-called Trilogy, and the latest stage outing was comprised almost entirely of Swedes.
- The Mammal Trilogy has made a significant contribution to the world of art and gerbil-taunting. More here and via the overview: Mammals in British Art.
- More about the Mammal band.
- Behind the scenes during the Making of Time Gentlemen Please.
- More behind the scenes featuring the Polkaholix brass section.
- Time Gentlemen Please podcast – MG visits Mondo & Piley.
- Stockholm June 1st 2011: a report from the Stockholm gig, with pic, video and gratis audio download here.
- Chris Townson talks about everything including Mammal events
- Mr Moose indicates that he has a large sum of money for us. The spam reality behind the song ‘Head in a Coup’ from The Joy of More Hogwash.
- We are pleased to present the Illustrated Guide to God’s On His Lunchbreak (Please Call Back) Companion Volume, by Chris Townson and Martin Gordon. Chris dru the drorings, Martin rote the reading bits.
- And for an overview of all Gordon lyrics, from beginning to end, here’s Words In Your Shell-Like. Almost sold out – contact us for availability.