Billboard Magazine, Jul 27, 1991
Pictured, from left, Ken Weller, Charly Brown, and Myke Reilly.
ON THE CHARTS
the single "Free Love," Morgan Creek recording trio Voice Farm
has begun to successfully bring '60s-influenced/beach party music
back into the clubs.
The track is quickly striding up Billboard's
Club Play chart, advancing to No. 22 three weeks after its debut.
The quirky San Francisco-based group's recently
released album "Bigger Cooler Weirder," has already been well-received
by club DJs and other critics for its mixture of psychedelic pop
melodies, hip-hop-influenced dance beats, and humorous and clever
The history of Voice Farm can be traced back
to the chance meeting of Charly Brown, an artist and
from Portland, Ore., and Myke Reilly, who served a three month
prison sentence in Berlin for experimenting with pirate television
there. The circle was complete when former baseball player Ken
Weller was added.
Regional alternative radio and club play was
sparked by a pair of albums released by Ralph and Systematic Records.
The group earned national attention last year as the opening act
on Depeche Mode's U.S. concert tour.
Voice Farm is currently rehearsing for
its "Free Love 2000" world tour, which Reilly describes as having
" a sort of Las Vegas on LSD feeling... trip dancing, disco balls,
some nudity." LARRY FLICK