Wednesday, December 11, 2013
-valis Pick of the Week
Hail Voyagers! New week, new Pick: from Cambridge, England, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats! Released earlier this year, their third album, Mind Control, on Metal Blade, is another pineal-smashing blast.
By all accounts and reviews I've read there's a more overt sense of pop-melodics going on in this album that prior releases lacked. Not a bad thing, at all. (I'm just not inclined to the headbanging angst of the teen & twenty-somethings; I'm rarely that pissed off and certainly can't -and wouldn't want to, sustain that anger over long periods. Messes with your cell structures, badly.) The album was, to my ears, a thoroughly enjoyable revelation which I'll repeat listening to further on in my journeys. That's as good as it gets around TITH HQ. Kudos to the band.
*** You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.
Adding the Pick of the Week to their show is Dogs Got A Bone out of Edinburgh, Scotland, from 10pm to midnight, Mondays, U.K. time, (adjust accordingly,) on Belter Radio. Thanks Col Chant!