Smoke Mohawk – Viva El Heavy Man
Noisolution / Oh Yeah! – 2012
Rock, Seventies, Sixties, Psychedelica, Garage
The debut album The Dogs Are Turning Red by Norwegian supergroup Smoke Mohawk released in 2010 did not really impress and was a bit of a disappointment. But that might also have been due to the high expectations on my part. For, ever since I learned Smoke Mohawk was releasing an album; I turned all giddy inside. How can anyone not be aroused hearing that members from Gluecifer and My Midnight Creeps are teaming up. Quickly after the release, news arrived that a new one was in the works and that the boys weren’t completely happy with the TDATR result. Hope, lust and anticipation battled for weeks until it slowly faded. And now; after so many months not having a clue we stumble upon their sophomore release and learn it was already out since October 2012. Full of humor the boys give us that righteous throwback magic and easily succeed where the former record failed. Yes, Viva El Heavy Man celebrates all that goodness from the sixties and seventies without becoming sappy about it. They dive deep and headfirst into the very essence of rock and give you their colorful take on heaviness… Light as a feather but weighing a ton!