DEVIANTS, THE: On Your Knees Earthlings!!!: CD

Oct 29, 2001

Hot damn diddy-wah-diddy, Sir Mick Farren and his maniacal crew of Deviants were/are a fucked-up force of musical mind-distorters not to be taken lightly. The 18 fuzz-drenched, wahwah-laden ditties grooviliciously contained herein are funky, psychotic, trippy, tantallizing, jazzy, and hypnotically dazzling. It’s a wackily crazed kaleidoscope of sound and a frenzied nuclear-powered intergalactic audial freakfest! Imagine Syd Barrett, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Count Five, Hawkwind, The Damned, and Detroit’s very own MC5 sonically basking in a multi-colored acid-drenched parallel universe where amped-out rock’n’roll madness reigns supreme! Crampacked with juicy aural journeys into the mind, this is a retrospective collection of sorts which includes a sizzling smorgasbord of tunes from 1967-1970, 1976, 1978, 1995, 1996, and 2001 (with special guests galore: Wayne Kramer, Chrissie Hynde, Marky Ramone, and members of Motorhead and The Pink Fairies, too!). It’s a garagey, psychedelic, anti-establishment head-swirler of a disc with vocals that wildly careen from Vincent Price-like spookiness to voodoo-tweaked Screamin’ Jay Hawkins-style manliness to crazed Roky Erikson-possessed madness to theatrical British Music Hall zaniness. Oh how I so thoroughly appreciate such mutant martian-spawned music as this! Okay, kiddies, I wanna know who the hell spiked my beer?!

 –Roger Moser Jr. (Total Energy)