Format: 12" vinyl record. 33rpm.
Year of release: 2013
Label: Albert's Basement (AB54) / Black Petal (Black Petal #44) / Sunshine & Grease (S&G04)
City / Country: Melbourne, Australia
Debut LP from Melbourne Australia’s SATANIC ROCKERS, following up on their ridiculously great 7" on Quemada Records. I was a huge fan of that single, particularly the b-side, and had real high expectations for this long player after hearing the CDr’s, and it rules even more than I thought it would. opening with “Magic Wandella" with the bands raw blues-on-drugs-from-hell (or someplace easily mistaken for Hell, like yer own lonely filthy bedroom) dirgey/dirty guitar sound, stoned and overdubbed vocals relating hatred for small towns full of douchebags (if my knowledge of the band’s history is corre t thaen this song is about a gig they played and had to fend off a group of rabid jocks by throwing tour CDs at em) and barely-there percussion thats hardly keeping time as much as it seems to try to be playing along with the guitars and bass(?) whoa re barely playing together as it is. this is it man, the way rock music should sound in 2013, and if fucked up druggy shit like this ain’t yer thing thenn yourre probably some douche jock meathead anyway. “They don’t like our music / To them it’s noise" too fuckin right.
Not sure exactly what type of abuse led to this group of dudes making sounds like these but after spending an entire afternoon/evening in a boozy haze listening to this album on repeat i can say for certain it is the best thing of the year thus far and has little chance to budge from that position, not to mention the album art which is the best ever.
- Stoned Out Of My Mind blog