JOHN GARCIA - John Garcia

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Stoner/Desertrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7.5/10 | Label: Napalm | Autor: ML

"Garcia vs. Garcia" was the previously announced title of John Garcia's solo album, which has been postponed for years. Now it is still finished and the title is more simple. Although the working title would have fit well to the Elf Song cycle, because musically it seems almost irrelevant under which banner Garcia acts. To say: His solo work is not really stylistically different from "Peace", last year's album of the quasi-Kyuss-Reunion band Vista Chino. Dust-dry hard rock riffs are cut up by Garcia's still very intense, almost screeching voice. "Flower" is a good example of that. Garcia doesn't lean back on his solo album and acts with similar force as we know it from Kyuss in the nineties. One could at best accuse him of not having developed musically further. On the other hand, as long as there are such cool songs as "The Blvd", Garcia hardly has to care about such reproaches. It's just as cool that Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger is there. His contribution to the almost acoustic final track "Her Bullets Energy" ends a strong album of the desert rocker.

Top track: The Blvd

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