SWAMPS: Swamp the Man: LP

Excellent mutant rock’n’roll from Japan. Apparently made by one person named Kim, who is summoning the spirits of Lemmy and Pussy Galore, with the echo of Hasil Adkins and early Suicide floating about. But this is not a record about repeating someone else’s words or copying someone else’s moves. It’s more about channeling. Swamp the Man is a distinct, private world of deranged fun (see “Day and Days” or “Mojo Gallore”). It’s very gnarly and very true, and very good. –Matt Werts (Permanent Freak, permanentfreak.bandcamp.com)