"Call Dr. Demento, I think I've got the kind of genius
he respects right here.... If you vote for the
underdog, I've got your candidate. I vote for the
underdog. Let him rant and rave like a lunatic, I'll
listen every time."
"Long live Little Fyodor and his idiotcentric ways."
"...an impressively tight ensemble playing wild, fun
and creatively structured songs. If forced to make an
analogy I'd say I hear elements of Devo and Weird Al,
though Little Fyodor is much zanier than those folks
and his music is much more interesting, with prog rock
and miscellaneous avant-garde influences...."
"...well crafted songs of silliness and dementia.
Fyodor's cover of "This Diamond Ring" is hysterical,
though I can just see the sour look on 'ol Gary Lewis'
"...falls somewhere in the area between the Cretin Gabba Gabba of THE RAMONES, the pathetique of JILTED JOHN and mebbe even the anti-hero posturings of JOHN THE POSTMAN.
His style seems filtered through the geeky anglepoise
contortions of EMO PHILLIPS - silly voices and
deceptively simple songs which, when let loose and
given their freedom can impress way beyond
expectations...sounds strangely like the freaks who
wandered through CHROME songs suddenly learning to
play the very songs in which they live! ...a
stripped-down Punk-era feel to many of these songs, a
rough readiness hiding clever compositions and some
"...I cannot avoid thinking of early 'HEADS DAVID
BYRNE seen through the most warped looking glass in a
Hall Of Mirrors - where the real self has been
sacrificed to invent a kind of living, breathing
cartoon character...energetic, aggitated with FYODOR's
sharpened DAVID THOMAS-like voice..."
"the latest BASTARD CHILD of DEVO, in league with
Negativland (in fact they toured with Negativland),
Duke of Uke, The Swingin' Love Corpses, and other
great purveyors of Spazz-Nerd Jazz-Rock.... Spazz
Music of Macho Irony I suppose you could call it...and
the lyrics to his songs are positively among the most
simultaneously gut-wrenchingly FUNNY and HORRIFIC that
I have heard outside of Elvis Costello back in the
"ALL HAIL LITTLE FYODOR!!! GREATEST SPAZZ ROCK STAR OF
THE CENTURY!! ONE BILLION TIMES COOLER AND FUNKIER
THAN THE ROLLING STONES!!! EIGHTEEN ZILLION TiMES MORE
POETICAL AND ARTISTIC THAN THE TALKING HEADS, CAPTAIN
BEEFHEART, WILD MAN FISCHER, JOE AUFFRICHT, JANOR
HYPERCLEATS AND CHARLES BUKOWSKI COMBINED!!! Woody
Allen is a dimwitted FABIO by comparison. Jimi Hendrix
WOULD bow to this man, this Little Fyodor, I VOUCHSAFE
YOU THAT!! The SubGenii in that pavillion went into
WILD GYRATIONAL CONNIPTIONS and were "ululating like
Iranian women" after EVERY song!"
"Picture David Byrne in that old Once in a
Lifetimeo/oo video, multiply his
frazzled nerd postures by one hundred, and you might
come close to the
hopeless futility projected by Little Fyodor. He is a
"The rock and roll equivalent of seeing a chicken with
it's head cut off. Schizophrenia for your enjoyment.
Frank Zappa if he had never gotten laid. Brilliant."
"Ever wonder what happened to that geek you were afraid of in highschool? He's now completely insane and plays mean guitar."
"When the frustrations of life become too much,
stress, strain and pain mount. Finally...you SNAP.
This is the land of Little Fyodor.... Some have
graspingly classified this as "Retard Rock."
"Weirdly earnest coal-black satire... The lyrics are funny and severe, the voice psychotic, the personality overwhelming and the music smartly succinct."
"Little Fyodor parlays 'pathetic' into paycheck"
"...the sound would indicate he liked The Residents,
but his insanity is definitely his own.... You need
this, it's beautiful."
"When the Iron Curtain fell, I think it landed on
Fyodor's head.... Really funny revenge of the nerd
gtr shit...relishing social ostracism and other social
"Every DJ should love this...filled with short,
lively, fun songs, reminiscent of mid-career Iggy Pop.
Nasal, growling vocals criticize (accurately enough
to make you laugh) and make tongue-in-cheek demands on
the listener in the best punk tradition."
"Eccentric garage punk with very clever lyrics -- sort
of like early DEVO meets midwest Gulcher bands, with
Doc Dart meets Allen Ginsburg on vocals."
"...beyond-goof warpage that's sorta a split between
the Residents and Half Jap..."
© Little Fyodor / DISCRIMINATE MEDIA, 2015