Moldy Peaches Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz 1994-2002

Bands like the Moldy Peaches aren’t usually expected to gain mainstream success, but their first album did quite well, thanks to some praise from the UK press, a tour with the Strokes and headlining a growing NY scene called "Antifolk.” Yet with all of the acclaim and their growing popularity, you have to wonder why they’d jeopardise it with a record as weak as Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz 1994-2002. A collection of shoddy demos, poorly recorded live tracks and nothing really of any value, Unreleased Cutz and Live Jamz is an insult to the buying public. Even worse, is the fact that it is spread over two discs, making it even more of an impossible record to get through. How many demo and live versions of "Steak For Chicken” and "Bunny Foo Foo” does one person need? Definitely not three. With the exception of some covers of Hulk Hogan’s Hulkamaniac theme tune and the dreadfully stupid but funny take on the Spin Doctors’ "Two Princes,” this record is easily the least essential album of 2003. (Rough Trade)