Purveyors of truly demented music, the Cardiacs' nonpeggability may be one of the reasons for their lack of exposure in their British homeland press, creating a ridiculous blender of sharp power-pop, crazy circus music, punk aesthetic and dense flurries of prog. Think a more synth-heavy Drums and Wires-era XTC, excuse the lazy journalistic term, on acid (yes, it has been said), while chasing its tail around at high speed cramming in as many notes and time changes as possible and you get sort of a picture of what's going on here. While that may seem either exciting or dreadful to you personally (reactions to me playing them on air and to associates are quite polar to say the least), they definitely have a following of hardcore fans, myself included. My Finnish pal Jussi, whom I tip the hat to for this amazing video (10MB mpeg download or view here) has even flown on occasion to England just to see them! Despite having quite a few albums, you can't find them in too many places, though your chances in the USA are good here. Word has it that Ipecac Records has some reissues up their sleeve, but for now I guess those are just rumors. More videos of them on You Tube too, of course.