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The best Altamont post ever

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Yet another side project of Melvins' drummer Dale Crover,
who teams with some members of Acid
bath to provide us with three fine albums (four actually, but I have never heard the rare debut).....at the end of the day, after all of the scholarly shit has been laid down, for THIS guy at least, STONER ROCK FUCKING RULES.......it is the music I've been waiting for my whole life, a combination metal/grunge that TOTALLY works for me........Mark Eveligh, if you have that hard to find debut album (1997's "Wanted Dead or Alive"), please share it with all yer bruthas here....if not, well here are the OTEHR three albums they created, and all three are DEFINITLEY worth a listen!

Crover plays guitar, sings, and also does some drumming on these albums, could we perhaps think of him as a "poor man's" Dave Grohl? Certainly no offense intended by that label. Wish I could hear the debut album, really, with so I'd have a total complete picture, but the first thing I have here is 1998's "Civil War Fantasy", which rocks like a mofo, just as one would expect a bastard child of Acid Bath and the Melvins to come up with.....ten tracks, not a loser in the bunch, a cover of hendrix'"EZ Rider", but lots of short blasts of HARD rock n roll (the avoid the sometimes stoner mistake of 15-minute tracks).....check out "Bitch Slap", "Whips", and the title track, fuck it, check them all, they all rock.

Next up was 2001's "Our Darling", also a fainely crafted, hard-stoner rock album......again, fine and almost criminally underappreciated, this album rocks the joint.....the stoner scene sometimes gets muddled with the members of various bands teaming up for various projects such as this, but trust me, the work of Altamont more than stands on it's own....."Our Darling" contains a Johnny Thunders cover, a long, rocking "Young Man Blues", and shorter blasts such as "Saint of All Killers" and "Our Darling"......another excellent album.

I guess they called it a day with 2005's "The Monkee's Uncle", which makes them 3 for three in finely crafted hard rocking stoner albums.....argueably the best of the three, leading off with the slamming "Frank Bank", which I assume is a tribute to the actor who played Lumpy Rutherford, but there is lots n lots of good stuff here as well....."The Bloodening", "El Stupido"......if you are a fan of the kind of stoner/fuzz/hard psych stuff that I post on here at times, you'll be wanting to hear these.....don't let the fact that it is a side project (hell, LOTS of good side projects, right? Down, (Men of ) Porn, Atomic Bitchwax......these stoner guys just like to ROCK and God bless em!)

Check these out and let me know how you feel about them.....Mark if you (or anyone) have the debut, please share it with us if you can. Three good, loud, hard rocking albums here, hope you enjoy......tomorrow is another day, and what it will bring I have no clue!

CIVIL WAR FANTASY-01 Civil War Fantasy/02 EZY Rider/03 Bitch Slap/04 Whips/05 My One Sin/06 Makers Mark/07 Black Tooth Powder/08 Up River/09 Down Wind/10 Smoke

OUR DARLING-01 Saint of All Killers/02 Short Eyes/03 Our Darling/04 Pirate Love/05 Chicken Lover/06 Dead Car/07 Swami/08 Peace Creep/09 Stripey Hole/10 Young Man Blues/11 Untitled

THE MONKEES UNCLE-01 Frank Bank/02 Bathroom Creep/03 Dum Dum Fever/04 El Supido/05
laughing Boy/06 Pedigree/07 Monkee's Uncle/08 The Bloodening/09 Easter Sunday/10 Bull ramus/11 In a BetterWorld

Links soon, talk to me about Altamont (the BAND smart ass).......I think these are three good albums, and as always I try to mis up the music on this blog a bit, rather than post JUST stoner rock or JUST punk or whatever.....I've loved ALL kinds of rock in my life and I try to reflect that in my blog.....but I'm always open to suggestions and requests.....the guy who requested the Killing Joke post, you WILL be satisfied sometime this week, I have a quite a bunch of it!

Sleep well my children......and as long as I have a face, Christina Aguliara will never, ever have to worry about finding a place to sit. Promise.



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