Music Review: Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People — Dinosaur Power

Imagine a small orchestra (banjo, double bass, clarinets, accordion, trombone, bassoon, and the list goes on) all crammed into a clown car with Friendly Rich (Richard Marsella) riding on the roof. That’s what you get on the best album to come out of Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People yet.

With Dinosaur Power you get a mélange of ecclesiastical satire, the odd political stab, a song about a Canadian daredevil and a story about tree grafting, all in a Nick Caveesque voice.

The Lollipop People provide a delicious mix of vaudeville, country, swing and an all around appropriate thematic soundtrack while Friendly Rich vomits inner demons that lurk deep within his bowels. (Robert Lines)