SLIDESHAKER: In the Raw: CD

Good ‘60s mid-to-down tempo garage blues with a slight hint of psychedelia played by what appear to be Finns (Arttu Keski-Orvola, Jani Korhonen, and Heikki Savolainen). The unassailably rad vocals sound like they’re sung through a kazoo hooked up to a fuzz box. The guitar player understands that well placed, uncomplicated solos can be more satisfying than some hot dog axe man trying to achieve full blown Clapton-esque wankery. Only two of the three band members are credited with providing handclaps. If anyone has this on vinyl, send it my way.

 –benke (Bad Afro)