March 29, 2009

Pirate Love - Black Vodoun Space Blues

The name is without doubt taken from the classic L.A.M.F. record by Heartbreakers, but luckily this isn't just another Thunders rip-off band. The CD starts with a blast of true garage punk with gritty guitars and cool organ in the back and a sing-along chorus of "The Lonely Streets". Halfway through the record the band moves into more strange territories and gets quite acidic. This is when the music become interesting! Actually the record has a quite strange almost dreamy horror like feel and some of this psyched stuff may be because it amongst others was mixed by Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh. The song "Slumber Blues" starts out like a bit ordinary punkabilly tune, but hey, then it moves to a quite cool slow rock'n'roll groove and gets pretty psyched out. In all the band takes elements from 60's garage punk, surf, rockabilly and psyche and fucks it all up in a big cup of strange tea. Although the band can be compared to much of the Gutter style music Scandinavia is so overfloated with, this band brings a fresh wind from the pirate sea. MySpace Love Voodoo Rhythm Records