NATURAL CHILD: 1971: Cassette

Jan 19, 2012

The Stooges is one of the blasphemy bands that other bands should never be compared to, but elements of Natural Child include a reliable slab of Detroit-style proto punk complete with jingle bells and overdriven bass. When they slow down, the songs become mellow Southern rock nodders with vocals reaching into the Rob Tyner stratosphere. Just the stratosphere. Don’t go getting a big head about it. Fans of Goner bands or MC5 should definitely check it out. Especially the format. This album should be enjoyed on cassette. Pick it up and save it for an overnight drive into the deep South. If you have an old car, drive it. If you do drugs, do them.

 –Billups Allen (Burger)