Were you one of those kids that was distraught after discovering Black Flag was more influenced by ZZ Top and The Grateful Dead than The MC5 or Stooges. Well, you might wanna strap on a stronger carabiner before scaling these cliffs because you're more likely to discover pop gems than a stoned mystic. This album is an anthem of Southern California patriotism with all the thrills of dragging in Lodi to peyote munched soul wandering in Silver Lake. "Organ" is power pop perfection as the paisley underground is finally done right.
There's a big difference between playing every instrument and being a one man band. Suffice to say that Adam Payne is a one man band akin to Emitt Rhodes broadcast over Solid State Transmitters. Maybe Grant Hart has the better voice while Mould churned out better lyrics? What if the Kirkwood's could be melded into a creature that couldn't punch itself. Adam Payne, as one band, has made an LP that matches the chops and hooks of Captain Trundlow's Sky Company and the bits of the Only Ones that are consistently lifted by better known groups. The rumors that Adam was asked to produce the next Mudcrutch album have yet to be confirmed. "Organ" opens like "Up The Academy" but ends like "Zabriskie Point" in frustrated abandon that only leaves you wiser.
LP contains free mp3 download