Day: April 2, 2014

Have some High Rise…

The original psychedelic speed freaks. High-volume, icepick-in-ear insanity.  Everything good about Japanese rock in one tasty package.  A caveat: this track is much less restrained than their usual stuff.

Just the thing I need after dropping an ungodly amount on two tyres for my roadbeast.

I’m pretty braindead at this point, so read some of Julian Cope’s fanatical ramblings on the dudes. It’s worth clocking.

All right, some more. Because you deserve it.


…And Then There Were III – The Immortal Lee County Killers

This is an older interview of mine, presented here for archival purposes. The writing is undoubtedly different to the present, and the review style may differ between publications. Enjoy, if that’s the right word. 

Some days, rock requires a hearty constitution. You have to be in your prime to handle the mammoth toll of The Road and The Rock, and all the debauchery and seat-of-the-pants flying that that entails, to be ready to belt out screams, high kicks and overdriven, amped-gig freneticism.

On other days, you sit on your porch and comfort your cat during a thunderstorm. That’s what The Immortal Lee County Killers III’s vocalist and guitarist Chetley Weise was doing on the day that I caught up with him. (more…)