RISE UP HOWLIN’ WEREWOLF: Escape for Kool-Aid Island: LP

May 26, 2009

Different wiring. That’s what brings so many of us together. And those wiring harnesses aren’t simple. They aren’t even the same from person to person. Rise Up Howlin’ Werewolf play an honest form of sparse, roiling rock’n’roll that, if the world made any sort of sense to me, would be embraced far and wide. I hear deep, muddied water strains of the never-played-on-the-radio tracks of Southern rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Black Oak Arkansas performed without irony or puckered-lipped pretense; played with fire in the more modern Quadrajets, Wednesdays, Bob Log III, Pine Hill Haints, High Tension Wires tradition. More great stuff from Arkam.

 –todd (Arkam)