Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Grand Halls 31

BOULDER DAMN – “Mournin’” LP ’71 (Private, US) – Man, this is the kind of stuff I live for! BOULDER DAMN was from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and they were influenced by early Sabbath, Alice C and Blue Cheer among others, so you know they had to be massive. This record is right up there at the top of the heap when it comes to that dirty, back-o-the-garage, low-down B Cheer/Cactus ass-busting vibe. You know, guttural rock that sounds like the guitar was put through some kind of chainsaw amp set on “11” and the singer sounds like he’s going to die if he doesn’t get his fix of whatever before he gets to the next syllable. Nothing the least techno-minded, that’s for sure, just kicking butt with whiskey, cigarettes and gasoline. You gotta dig the L-O-N-G cut on Side Two called “Dead Meat,” it’s in the 15 minute range and includes a riff that’d make Tony Iommi quake in his 1970 boots, plus all kinds of changes and cool, like anti-establishment lyrics, maaaaaan! At least get the re-ish on Rockadelic if you can find it, ok, this murders! Goddamn!

1 comment:

SueNolz said...

This sounds like something really cool. There is no doubt that the influence of Blue Cheer will live on and on in anything played at "11". Dickie, R.I.P., we miss you!