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Don’t Shoot the Optigan Player: Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

Ian Christe, Alternative Press, March 1995

LAUGHTER COMES for some reason, spilling out to surprise you while watching the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. They are the original unpredictable multi-dimensional band, losing you and themselves both in a robust density of squiggles. Almost all types of their songs came from tinkering, not songwriter’s conceit, and you can feel the realness in the bounce. The Thinking Fellers are the best three bands in America playing in unison, and they never fail to make the world bigger.

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