"Lullaby Baxter's story couldn't be better: A onetime topless DJ at a Toronto club, Baxter (Canadian-born Angelina Teresa Iapaulo) was discovered when she impulsively sang at an open-mic night.
Her backing band couldn't be better, either: The Oranj Symphonette .Baxter brings to her music torch-song gentility.
"Rooster In Love" is a barnyard-romance yarn that may not be metaphor, while "Mama (Should I Bake A Cherry Pie And Hide You Inside?)" is told from the perspective of a fretting child trying to save mom from some dire, rapidly approaching fate.
"Morty Mort-Morton Showstopper Calhoun," "Knucklehead," and "Ding-A-Ling" are teasing schoolyard chants, while "Mr. Powder-Blue Breadbox," "Horsey Don't Snore," and "The Chatterbox Chronicles" are full of surreal twists worthy of Lewis Carroll.
Capable Egg presents a strange world populated by even stranger people, but Lullaby Baxter Trio's grip on its eccentric material is remarkably restrained and mysteriously magnetic."
Recording Description Good sound quirky lyrics.
1. Hopscotch 2. Anyway Song 3. Knucklehead 4. Rooster in Love 5. Mr. Powder-Blue Breadbox 6. Chatterbox Chronicles 7. Mama (Should I Bake a Cherry Pie and Hide You Inside?) 8. Ding-A-Ling 9. Morty-Mort-Morton Showstopper Calhoun 10. Spacegirl 11. Horsey Don't Snore 12. Lullaby 13. Ding-A-Ling (Reprise)