Morgan Taylor developed the “musical moving storybook” Gustafer Yellowgold experience as equal parts pop rock concert and hand-drawn cartoon movie.
In Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom, the sixth offering in the Gustafer Yellowgold series, former Sun-resident Gustafer Yellowgold traverses the woodlands of Minnesota to find the owner of the world's largest and most mysterious molar.
Ten humorous and hand-drawn music videos follow Gustafer through a mind-bending adventure that unfolds in graphic novel fashion with an hilarious but poignant narrative about ownership, humility and the mind's capacity for knowledge.
The story kicks off with a joyous, acoustic jangle about imagination on “Telephone Called” and then travels to a front-row seat at a pterodactyl fashion show in the XTC-meets-Beck style of “It Suits You.” “Smilefield” sees Gustafer trying to resist the magnetic pull of distraction from a soundscape of melodic-pop moodiness that rivals the best of “Bends”-era Radiohead.
Gustafer goes with the flow during an impromptu visit to a grizzly bear dentist’s treetop office in the up-tempo rocker, "I Can't Feel My Face.” The story comes to a zenith in "Wisdom Tooth," which shares the grandest moment of groovy philosophizing in a tune so visual it would make Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber proud. Every video in Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom receives the one-of-a-kind Gustafer blend of blissful pop-music, lyrical poignancy and gorgeously drawn cartoon absurdity.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wisdom Tooth of Wisdom is the first Gustafer Yellowgold release to be recorded ‘live in the studio’ with an all-new Minneapolis band with John Munson (Semisonic and late ‘80s cult favorite Trip Shakespeare), Ken Chastain (Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus) and Tom Scott. Also featured is the horn section of Robert Jost (Bjork, SNL, Sesame Street), Steve Tyska (The Autumn Defense) and Dean Jones (Dog on Fleas).
Bonus features include an in-depth episode of My Yellowgold Life with two segments: “The Tooth Will Set You Free,” presenting an up-close and behind-the-scenes visit with Gustafer’s creator, Morgan Taylor, and “Gustafer Guitar Lessons,” in which Morgan demonstrates his technique and shares tons of fun facts!