Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Morlocks "Play Chess"

(popantipop) Assuming these are the same Morlocks that have been around forever, then the Morlocks have been around forever, and it was inevitable that eventually they would get around to regressively genuflecting in front of the Chess catalogue. Tackling Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, and even Chuck Berry Tunes in a manner less concerned with reverence for the originals and more concerned with capturing the crazy fantasy magic vibe that haunts the grooves of those platters, these garage goons manage to make chestnuts sound intimidating again, using a more ominous, Link Wray-ful approach than the Rolling Stones or Manfred Mann ever thought about. If these cats were busking on Maxwell Street circa 1956 they would scare way all the bargain shoppers.

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