Baby Woodrose - Kicking Ass and Taking Names (IMPORT) (CD)
The tracks contained on this compilation represent the outskirts of the Baby Woodrose universe, from weird cover versions like '6654321' by The Troggs to 2 minute punk outbursts like 'A Good Day To Die', but what they all have in common is the uncommitted energy and instant excitement of an adrenaline kick. Some of them were created on the spot in the studio (Live Wire comes to mind) and others were meant as album tracks, but ended up as outtakes for one reason or another. They have been recorded over a number of years, in different studios and by different band lineups, mixed at different stages by different people and released by different labels from all over the world, so the sound might vary slightly, but they also represent a unique archival history of the band, compiled here for the first time. An excellent collection of rare B-sides 2001-2013.
Baby Woodrose - Love Comes Down (Re-issue) (IMPORT) (CD)
It's great Baby Woodroose. Short, punchy songs with that garagey, 60's acid feel to it. Lorenzo still sounds a bit like Dave Wyndorf, but he's definitely carving out his own vocal identity. The rest of the band sounds tight throughout. I definitely recommend this to anyone.
Possibly their most varied release yet. Blistering guitar solos all over the place and lots of cool effects and songs about drugs, babes and rock 'n' roll. Great album as we were expecting and hoping for and good old Baby Woodrose ain't let us down.
Baby Woodrose - Self Titled (IMPORT) (CD)
Essentially now a Lorenzo Woodrose solo project, Baby Woodrose's fifth studio album (excluding the all covers Dropout!) finds the band – er, artist – taking tentative steps back to the rollicking garage drug rock of the early years. It's a good sign for those, like this reviewer, who hold Money for Soul in such high regard, but ultimately, Baby Woodrose remains content to follow Chasing Rainbow's lead of staying on the poppier side of garage.
Bacchus - Self Titled (CD)
"If this band was any heavier they would fall through the stage" said a voice in the crowd at a recent show, and that pretty much sums it up. Classic Melvins-esque crunch fused with rowdy dark sound that will have you slamming beer and banging your head like you were in high school again!
Bacchus bury you under their elephantine sludge. These guys make sinkhole-size noise, losing you in their mammoth riffs and drum beats that smack the puny down like the hand of (a rock) god.
Bacchus blasts out loud crisp, original songs built on solid Sabbath and Blue Cheer foundations; driven by Mike Degnan's potent-as-malt-liquor drumming.
Bad Wizard - Free and Easy (CD)
"The Bad Wizard don't fuck around with no Micky Mouse apprenticeship-they stole the master's spell book and took from it some MC5-urban vodoo, some bluesy-Sabbath black magic, and the secret biker recipes from Lemmy's meth lab."
It's got loud white boy blues vocals that wail and are sometimes multi tracked, wild guitar solos and a tight rhythm section, what more could you ask for?
This is one of the most kick ass bar brawling, guitar frenzied, screaming vocals, rock and roll orgies I have heard in a long, long time. Epileptic white hot guitar playing. Smash yer damn dashboard rock yer ass off chaos. So, I like it.
Bakerton Group, The - El Rojo (CD)
Features 4 members of Clutch!
Produced by Clutch and J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD, "El Rojo" will be the first full tilt release from THE BAKERTON GROUP, the psychedelic instrumental jazz-laden alter ego of Clutch (all 4 original Clutch members make up The Bakerton Group). In addition, Per Wiberg from Opeth was brought in to handle all piano, synth and keyboard duties on all 10 of "El Rojo's" tracks.
Bangtwister - The Moon on a Stick (IMPORT) (CD)
Contains 3 bonus tracks not on the LP version!
Psychedelic, classic, garage, heavy...you name it. Bangtwister is severely classic rock influenced. Imagine Moody Blues crossed with the MC5.
It often gets heavy with thick fuzz riffs that move around similar to Atomic Bitchwax. The vocals are very melodic and often have harmonies.
If you are into The Stooges, MC5, Zeppelin, Wellwater Conspiracy, it's safe to say you will dig on this CD.
It is so retro that it is more retro than retro. That garage feel is just cool as hell. Then it gets so psychedelic from out of nowhere.
Seriously, these guys could have been the T Rex, Blue Cheer, MC5 of the 70's, that's just how cool this album is. It's like a space cake done up with glitter and love beads. Deceiving yet oh so mind bending.
If you are a fan of the cult 70's bands, like garage, and want some deep psychedelic craziness washing over you - take a major trip back with Bangtwister. They can rock your world in style and I guarantee that this will become THE album you play consistently.
Fresh and original Bangtwister blends the expressive urgency of American acid rock together with the melody and eccentric creativeness of British freakbeat. They play with their heads lost in the paisley coloured Sixties and with the moon miraculously and precariously poised on a guitar neck!