"This is a peach of a CD, all Psychedelic Whimsy, Funk Rhythms and Fluid Guitar Lines. It's nesting on a borderline between Psych, Whimsy and Jam Band, and is full of constant twists and turns, sometimes reminiscent ot the inhabitants of Planet Gong."
"Arphus Shmarphus is a trip from the past straight into the present. Beowulf and his band are a group of entertaining, multitalented players...a whole slew of great songwriting, and Kingsley's wonderfully twisted sense of humor throughout."
Tom Waits and John Cage are mudwrasslin' in the pond while Dr. John stirs up a pot of gumbo on the bank. Burt Bacharach experiments with a 12-string guitar he borrowed from Carlos Jobim. The Eels look on approvingly, but stay well back in the bushes. Meanwhile, out in the woods, Petula Clark and Cthuhlu plot to take over the world.