Using instruments such as salt shakers, xylophones, toy electronic guitars, recorders and video game beeps (along with traditional guitar, bass and keyboard), CIAT don’t just create their own brand of psychedelia. They resurrect the innocence of musical discovery -- clinking half-filled water glasses, blowing into the top of a pop bottle, and banging on pots and pans. Visual backup adds to the trip with swirling liquid images, slide projections and films of girls eating lizards. Plus, there’s the occasional somersault, shaking fit or obligatory "trance." And in competition with Barry Manilow and the Allman Brothers Band as to which group has the best song that includes my name, Cornish in a Turtleneck's is the overwhelming favorite.
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