Thursday, May 20, 2010
Sasquatch - III
First impressions are important, but sometimes misleading. I got the new and 3rd album from Sasquatch at the same time as a bunch of other stuff. Played it once or twice, liked it OK and then forgot all about it. While sorting through a bunch of crap on my desk I rediscovered this thing and decided to give it another spin. Then another one right after that. Woke up the next day and a bunch of the songs were playing in my head. Damn, this thing rocks! Better late than never. Actually, I’m not really late at all since this was an advance copy and the thing comes out officially on April 13.
Sasquatch hail from Los Angeles and play 70’s style acid rock mixed with retro 90’s metal like COC, Soundgarden, Kyuss and Monster Magnet. It makes sense that they are on Small Stone Records since they have much in common with bands like Roadsaw, House Of Broken Promises, The Glasspack, etc. Chances are if you like any of these bands then you already have the first 2 Sasquatch albums and are stoked for the new one. You should be because it sounds great.
For a 3 piece, these guys have a huge sound. Keith Gibbs comes up with guitar riffs that sound like Black Sabbath with Jimi Hendrix soloing over them. He also sings in a rough but melodic voice. Rick Ferrante lays down a solid beat with Jason Casanova on bass (and paperwork!) to form a tight but loose rhythm section. Most of the songs on III are around 5 minutes and the whole album is really strong. Fast ones like “Get Out Of Here” and “No More Time” are real fist shakers. In a just world a sea of longhairs would bang their heads in obedience to the driving boogie. Slower ones like “Queen” and “Bare My Soul” will have you crossing the Bridge Of Highs in style.
Not much left to say other than pick this muther up and blast it loud n proud!
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