DAN MELCHIOR: “A Non Person” b/w “Hesitation Blues”: 45

Eccentro-blues expat Melchior emits his zillionth record, featuring an A side about how everyone’s a musician or an actor that, if I knew more about friggin’ Beck, I might say sounded like an older, garagier, Englisher Beck. The real gem is the flip, an old blues number dating back to the nineteen-teens, that starts out nonchalantly enough with just vocals and guitar, but progressively heaps on more and more instruments (is that a farty old Korg 707???) and builds to an impermeable Metal Machine Music-sized squall of fuzz, distortion, noise, and general cacophony. This puts “In the Hall of Mountain King” to shame. For shame, “In the Hall of Mountain King!” For shame! BEST SONG: “Hesitation Blues” BEST SONG TITLE: “Hesitation Blues” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: “Hesitation Blues” is cataloged as Roud Folk Song Index number 11765. 

 –norb (Spacecase)