Mike Doughty: Please Stop Making Music.

Sad news my friends. For nearly a decade Mike Doughty has spent his post-Soul Coughing era immersed in folksy-acoustic guitar dementia, collaborating with Dave Matthews, (I know… I know…) and essentially recording the same exact half-spoken melody with the same percussive 6-string strumming album after album.

soul-coughing-frontman-mike-doughty-releases-circles-an-album-of-the-bands-songs-as-he-meant-them-to-be You haven’t missed anything, and now, after his bottom-of-a-well ran dry, he’s taken to rehashing the Soul Coughing hits he’d previously sworn not to entertain since his going-clean.

Here’s his latest video – a thoroughly post-modern ironic mimic of his former hit, “Super Bon Bon,” stripped of the energy, edginess, and the jazzy funk of the original.

The album comes complete with typographical cover art which was hip and artful back when XTC did it for their album, Go 2 in 1978.

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Cue the contrived low-budget filters, green screens, slow-mo footage of random objects in motion, and lifeless audio.

Sorry Mike. You were a whole lot better on drugs.

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