woensdag 11 april 2012

Shock Radar – Generator


Shock Radar – Generator
Self released – 2012
Rock, Stoner, Groove, Grunge
Rated: ****



Almost everyone will probably have already checked these guys out after the massive Spam action a week or two ago and all the other blogs featuring this band. But there’s nothing wrong with trying to garner some attention for ones band; and certainly not when it has such an intense floating riff action going on as Shock Radar. Hailing from the Big Apple the driving force behind the foursome is Lee Diamond, a versatile artist who also lend a helping hand to bands such as The Verve and The Slits and played in a band with members of Stabbing Westwards. On their new EP Generator they seem to translate the Californian stoner atmosphere to a kind of big city industrial structured rock sound which incorporates some grunge elements and some psychedelic pop influences. Mostly though they seem to become a weird kind of mix of something Trent Reznor might do when working with the guys from Soundgarden and recording in the High Desert. It feels like a heatwave pummeling an old abandoned mining town. No escape offered and no escape possible; you just have ride it out…


8 opmerkingen:

  1. Excellent EP; starts off a bit wavering but in the end enchants with its full spectrum of colors!

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  2. Rock and Roll will not die as long as Shock Radar is around!!!

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    1. Ik luister naar de generator elke dag!

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  3. Thank you Joop!

    by the way, I played in a band with members of Stabbing Westward, recorded a Slits song for a compilation, and recorded some demos for Simon of The Verve when in NYC a while back.. I've done alot of session work as a drummer. BUt Shock Radar is my baby........

    Nevertheless, I am most grateful for this excellent review!!! Thank U!

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  4. Good job boys! I will continue to pass the good words on my blog as well.

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  5. Cheers for the updated info Lee! (Changed the sentence)

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