Did Mark E Smith once take over from Damo Suzuki and front Can for a while ... as Fela Kuti’s rhythm section played the drums? If so then this is the lost recording of that session. Thrilling and bonkers in equal measure.
Favorite track: Hanging With The Moon.
“Masters, there is three carters, three shepherds, three neat-herds, three swine-herds, that have made themselves all men of hair, they call themselves Snapped Ankles, and they have a dance which the wenches say is a gallimaufry of gambols...”
William Shakespeare on Snapped Ankles
They came from the trees.
When the city starts to encroach on the forest, nature will find a way to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Snapped Ankles come as messengers. On debut album Come Play The Trees they hold a mirror up to us. They’re here to plant the seed. They’re here to have a good time, but never at the expense of their natural habitat.