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Don’t go away because this album may not contain heavy and scorching riffs or thick guitar tones, but the fuzz is really strong with this one!
Not your typical doomy guitar tones or blasting drumwork, but a guitar soaked in fuzz with vivid melodies and 60s-70s connotations!
How is the sound ?
Well that was amazing! Only one year later after his latest effort (Emotional Mugger), Ty Segall comes ripping with this frenetic album. From the first note of the first song you can feel the pure electricity run through your ears. Imagine Beatles and Jack White having an offspring drenched in fuzzoline by Fuzz (Ty Segall’s band)!
In terms of production, things feel I think intentionally a bit garage-y and that purpose serves the final product. Vocals have this 60s quality of proto-psychedelic rock and the rhythm section swings away straight from the bands in the likes of Grateful Dead and The Who. Of
Of course there is some mellower stuff (“Talkin’”, the completely acoustic “Orange Color Queen” and the penultimate “Take Care“) but all the energy of this LP sums up in the track “Thank You Mr. K” where you can hear actual things getting smashed and accelerating guitar rhythms! The final track is not actually a song but a snippet of the “Break A Guitar” riff – like a cover, thus creating the effect of full circle and a constant unstoppable loop – which is the exact same feeling with his guitar work!
Relentless and rebelious! Ty Segall is a prolific writer with many aspects in his work so he succeeds once again delivering a brilliant and well-balanced record showcasing his songwriting talent either in furious tracks or in delicate stuff. This album came to fruition not only based solely on Ty Segall’s talent but also in his backing band a.k.a The Freedom Band consisting of regular collaborators, Mikal Cronin (bass), Charles Moothart (drums), Emmett Kelly (guitar), and Ben Boye (piano).
Why is this album worth listening ?
- Metal to the pedal rock ‘n’ roll!
- If you love any kind of fuzz through your speakers, then this will blow them up!
In what situation you should listen to this album ?
Definitely thrashing all around!
Thank You Mr. K
For Fans Of
Beatles, Fuzz, Jack White, David Bowie, Queens Of The Stone Age
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