TEA PARTY SNACK PLATTER CD REVIEWS

UGLY THINGS Winter 2016/17, #43 p.28
Travis Edward Pike's Tea Party Snack Platter
Otherworld Cottage Industries


     Between 1964-1974, Pike amassed an impressive catalog of songs, many of which went unrecorded until decades later. In recent years, Travis and his brother Adam set about recording many of these songs for a series of self-released CDs. Travis Edward Pike's Tea Party Snack Platter will be of most interest to UT readers as it features 11 new recordings of songs from the 1967-1968 repertoire of Travis Pike's Tea Party, including a solid remake of "If I Didn't Love You Girl."
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FEAR AND LOATHING FANZINE CD REVIEW, APRIL 2018
     “This album gathers together new versions of songs from the time Travis spent fronting The Tea Party (previously The Boston Massacre), and I suspect it’s probably the CD that will prove of most interest to Fear & Loathing readers. Opening with a new recording of “If I Didn’t Love You Girl”, the a-side of their only single, this collection provides a great insight into how exciting and entertaining the band must have been in their heyday. Ranging from soulful crooners through to Frat rock stompers, it even veers into psychedelic territory at times. ‘Okay’ and ‘What’s the Matter With Your Mind’ are particularly effective, while ‘I’ll Do Anything I can’ features some great fuzz guitar and ‘You Got What I Need’ is a raw Garage classic with a suitably sleazy groove. When you hear this album, you’ll just be wishing that the original band had succeeded in releasing an album back in the day - it surely would have been a classic !
Andy Pearson.
ODD TALES AND WONDERS STORIES IN SONG REVIEW

GOLDMINE MAGAZINE QUICK PICKS, APRIL 2018
Travis Edward Pike, Tea Party Snack Platter
Genre:  ROCK

     “Prior to claiming a career as a storyteller and composer, Travis began his musical journey at the helm of a Boston band modestly dubbed Travis Pike’s Tea Party. Though they only released one single, and their tenure was brief, lasting only from 1967-1968, they still sound like they could have been worthy contenders as far as that archival era was considered. Indeed, all of the songs included herein are radio worthy and hold up surprisingly well, even some 50 years past their prime. Timeless and tuneful, these re-recordings compare favorably with anything offered up by The Monkees, The McCoys, The Standells and others of that ilk.”
Lee Zimmerman

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