Killer Boogie – Detroit
Heavy Psych Sounds – 2015
Rock, Classic, Seventies, Proto, Punk
Although coming from Italy, Killer Boogie have named their album Detroit and indeed have embraced the early 70’s rock sound which will always be associated with that city. Cooper, Nugent and the mighty MC5 are at the front of a sound which when mixed with Mountain and Cactus (I know they are not from Detroit!) give you a gritty, dirty fuzzed out and fucked up street band, living in the gutter and reaching for the stars. Gabriele Flori – vocalist/guitarist from Black Rainbows – takes this scuzzy collection of tracks and welds them together with distortion pedals set to “Stooges”! Some of the songs morph into psych mantras that circle around, giving hints of breathing spaces but fear not fuzz-fiends, on this album, all roads lead to heavy riffs in the end. With a clear but still raw sounding production, acoustic guitars can drift in and out, organs can drone in the background and some spacey effects can be used without ever feeling forced. This is a loving tribute to an earlier rock sound but without sounding like a rip-off. Killer Boogie keep it fresh sounding and vital. Play this and stick a finger up to ”The Man”!
(Written by Tony)