Monday 30 August 2010

The Morlocks Play Chess

This is a really lazy post but the band are definitely worth checking out.

A couple of weeks ago I got a mail from the Morlocks PR including the track post below. Here is an extract from the press release.

"The Morlocks Play Chess sees these Los Angeles garage-rock stalwarts paying their respects with appropriate raucous abandon to one of the most crucial body of recordings in the American popular music canon. The original Chess releases by now-legendary Blues, R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll artists like Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry among others was the primary inspiration to a generation of young British musicians who’d constitute the “British Invasion,” i.e. the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Pretty Things and countless others. The English in turn influenced and encouraged white American teens to follow in their footsteps creating the genre that came to be known as “Garage-rock.” A few years later Garage-rock aficionados would jump start the music revolution we now know as “Punk.” All these artists either covered or reverently “appropriated” the riffs, song structure, primal rhythms and fierce lyric stances of those Chess recordings. Not a single one among them would every claim they’d done it one whit better. The Morlocks hope to bring new attention in the 21st century to this powerful and seminal body of work."

I've listened to the album and it ain't half bad. If you are into scuzzy retro garage rock then this will be right up your street.

The Morlocks - I'm A Man


Swiss Adam said...

Looks good Drew but the link isn't there.

drew said...