The Spindle: Thinking Fellers Union Local 282-The Natural Finger

Originally situated in Iowa, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 established themselves in the Bay Area in the late ’80s. Clattery, complex, and super musical, TFUL282 combined tight songcraft with rough edges, pulling from spaghetti western tropes, absurdist poetry, and spiraled noise rock to create a singular body of work. On this episode, Marc and John drop the needle on “The Natural Finger,” the band’s 1990 7″ EP and sort out what makes it tick in its unique fashion.