maandag 13 februari 2012

The Bloody Honkies – The Gospel Of

The Bloody Honkies – The Gospel Of
Sonic Rendezvous – 2007
Rock, Blues, Garage, Psychedelics
Rated: *****

Today we visit one of the albums that started the rise of the Nijmegen, Arnhem and Achterhoek region as the rock center of the Netherlands. Drinking buddies from little villages surrounding Lichtenvoorde found a home in the barn of their guitar player baptizing it as the Magic Barn. Soon their sound developed into something raw and savage. A deeper and soulful version of garage and blues then anything else coming from the Lowlands at that point in time. They called themselves The Bloody Honkies and before dissolving again and starting a string of other bands they were able to release one brilliant album called The Gospel Of. It is an atavistic version of sixties and seventies garage; and with their high energy and wild spirit they never sound as a copy but as their own original version of all that came before. Absolute stunning album!

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Brilliant indeed! Nothing revolutionary, just damn well executed. And oh so catchy! Can't sit still!