THE ROARING 420S - What Is Psych?

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Garage | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Stoned Karma | Autor: WS

The Roaring 420s from Dresden perform the trick of combining the psychedelic sixties with garage skirt and surf skirt in an unbelievably relaxed manner. Twang guitars and space organ are clearly in the foreground. The seven-minute opening piece "Bury My Burden" would have found perfect place in the drug addiction movie "The Trip" with Peter Fonda from 1967; cool, danceable, blurred, lava lamp attack! "Blue Jay" is more reminiscent of The Shadows or Booker T with its MG's. But also the early Byrds and Kinks are omnipresent. In "These Woods Of Stone" a sitar expands the tonal horizon and docks to "Waiting For The Sun" by Siena Root. The very early charm of the R&B-heavy Rolling Stones comes to the fore in "Another Chance (To Blow)". The lascivious tone of a Lou Reed sounds in the proto-punk "Hey Hey Rider". The music even varies with Honky Tonk piano or Johnny Cash Country meltdown. "Tourist lets out eight minutes of Jefferson airplane improvisation. A showcase parade ride through the early days of Rock'n'Roll, which is tremendous fun.

Top track: Bury My Burden

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