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Escape Goat

by The OF

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    “it’s the kind of uneasy rock that enjoys going on travels with you and themselves, and they’re not ready to be comfortable by staying in one spot. Escape Goat is that goat being spanked on a mountain on a road to who knows where, the fun part is to watch where it plans on ending up.” John Book – This Is Book’s Music

    “The OF have been denting my ears a lot lately. Escape Goat has the sensitivity of Zappa with the instrumental levitations of The Flock and the madness of The Firesign Theater. Be forewarned, though. Some of their jams are plain manic!” Frank Gutch Jr.

    “The Green Monkey label out of Seattle is the home to some fascinating artists . . . They are certainly . . . unpredictable. The OF appear to be a fairly flexible ensemble which bring together left-field rock, falling apart jazz tropes, spoken word samples and song titles which might have fallen off a Frank Zappa or Zoogz Rift album.” Graham Reid – Elsewhere

    “Carey’s “compositions” flow like stream of conscious ramblings of the local sewer-dwelling lunatic wandering your local streets at night, reeking of urine and cigarettes and promising the end is near because, like, you know, Gold told him personally over breakfast at the local diner yesterday morning.” Jeff Penczak SoundBlab

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Escape Goat 07:08
Double Shift 02:56
Weezils 13:04



Damn Dirty Hippie

Refrigeration Leak

Double Shift

John Carey interview:

The OF would like you to think they a group of space lobsters from some outer realm of existence. Well, that is not true, but it may as well be. Even in remote Roslyn, WA, their secret headquarters, these foil-clad colander-wearing toilet-busting barbecue-banging lunatics are often misunderstood.

The video they are making for their song “Damn Dirty Hippy” is not likely to help the situation. It will feature a close shave. Check it here:

Like their first album, Escape Goat has mostly long songs with many parts. You will find them beautiful. You may also find them weird. The OF are unique and that, dear friends, is no longer an easy thing to be.

For their first album, Oh It's The OF, they were a mere four-piece. They have added another guitar player and a sax player and sometimes percussion; they are now an advancing army of six or seven. More players invoking the compositions of Mr. John Carey is six or seven times more beautiful than other brands.

Their album cover comes from a collage assembled by a lumber monkey on a working clip board over a period of ten years. It is pure. It is multi-leveled. It is Art! Art of the proletariat!

100% TRUE FACT: I put out The OF’s music for one simple reason. They are great. Prove me wrong!!


released May 1, 2015

The OF is:

John Carey: Guitar, Keyboard, Digitalfx, Compositions
Patrick Nevin: Yowling Hippy
Ian Gray: Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Mike Brown: Guitar
Travis Yost: Drums
Jansen Dustin: Woodwinds
Jim Morgan: Studio Mayhem Percussion

Special guests:
Dan Taylor keys on Bottom Feeder
Seth J. Garrido baritone sax on Bottom Feeder
Lightnin Joe Meyering harp on Cat Squeezer Blues and It's a New World
Colton Carey trombone on Escape Goat

Words & Music by John Carey
© 2014 John Carey except,
"Damn Dirty Hippy"
© 2014 John Carey and Pat Nevin

Cover design Tom Dyer and John Carey
Cover collage by Kip Phillips
Collage photo by Carlton Stephen Lonergan IV
Escape Goat photo by Rich Jaenicke

Mastered by Tom Dyer


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