Wingtip Sloat is a group from Virginia that concocts eccentric pop and
wraps it in eccentric arrangements, like Syd Barrett produced by a drunk
Their pre-history is documented by the
4-song cassette As Though I Was Waiting For That (Sweet Portable You, 1990),
the 4-song EP Wingtip Sloat (Sweet Portable You, 1991),
the 8-song cassette User-Friendly Bowl-Wrapper (Sweet Portable You, 1991),
the 13-song EP Half Past I've Got (VHF, 1992),
the 4-song EP Return of the Night of the Ardent Straggler (VHF, 1994),
the 21-song cassette Santa On The Crappa (Sweet Portable You, 1995).
Their debut album was Chewyfoot (VHF, 1994), played by a trio of
guitarist and vocalist Pat Foster, drummer David Bishop, bassist Andy Dubuc.
Three Minutemen covers revealed their idols.
Web Of Ramps,
Slouching Towards Dulles,
10 Years vs. The Spread,
Slide Me A Dime,
Unique Scenic Drive,
Arc Of A Worm's Trail ,
Eye Has Not Seen,
A Tree Fell,
If Only For The Hatchery (VHF, 1998) is an equally surreal melange
of garage-rock and lo-fi pop, but a lot more accessible. Tracks:
Z Is For Zovirax,
Sundowner's 90 Mile Pilot,
Part Of Three,
Snack Of Toes,
Take The Safeway Back ,
Banging The Hydrant,
Add This To Rhetoric (VHF, 2007) collects rarities.
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