Throwing Chicken Bones At The Crackhouse is not an LP you can expect to find at your local record store. Nevertheless, despite its absolute indie status, this Iowa based crew put the puzzle pieces together very nicely. With lead production by Jethro, and Automatic and Don Juan on the lyrical side of the table, The Committee manifests conscious rhyming ability, backed by solid production. The jazzy reflective introduction is a nice first impression of what The Committee has to offer. What’s a Mic In The Source?, featuring Felix and Animosity, is pulled off with solid breath control and smooth, consistent flow by all four emcees. Englert Theatre is another impressive track exhibiting serious talent on the lyrical level. It’s actually reminiscent of Oukast’s flow on the Atliens album. Although his appearances were brief, DJ Skwint came through with some quality cuts on the electronica/drum n bass influenced Hand That Feeds and Let Sleeping Dogs Lie. Tack Fu makes an energy induced appearance on the production of Raw, who you can also find on the Aberfoyle Springs compilation. Yeah, I Know an Asshole is definitely a track we can all relate to and brings out the lighter side of the LP. And for all of us who have the ball and chain waiting at home, Make Up Your Mind hits the target for couples and the issues of sharing living space. One may notice subliminal messages All in all, Throwing Chicken Bones At The Crackhouse is definitely a conscious, soothing collection of what talent lies behind The Committee. Considering this LP was born from the depths of their living room studio, they deserve some serious credit and hopefully some more exposure in the very near future.
Reviewed By Eric Bourdage for HipHopHotSpot.Com