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The Morticians - 1987 - Freak Out with the Morticians
The Morticians - 1987 -
Freak Out with the Morticians
(Tin Soldier TIN-1)
Punk Side : Now She's Gone (3:21) Action Woman (2:48) Don't Need Your Lovin' (3:47) Blackout Out of Gretely (4:21) E.S.P. (2:45) I Need You There (2:47) Sweet Young Thing (2:48)
Psych Side : Spiral Bat (7:08) Carolyn (4:36) Song of a Baker (3:38) Section 44 (9:01)
Bonus Tracks : I Don't Care (3:47) Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) (2:23) (Originally recorded for inclusion on Psychedelic Psauna, compilation but
didn't make it in time for the release)
Redfern Bros. began to play in the mid-80s as The Giant
Sunhorse; at the
beginning of 1986 they found bassist Ben Jackson and changed name
Morticians, releasing this delicious sweet at the end of next year.
explosive punk side (those who don't know one original at least, lift up
own hand) and a visionary psych-side made few lucky owners happy... the
pressing of 500 ran out very soon and so did the second one of little
a thousand, but Ben's leaving caused dissolution. At the end of
1988 a compilation of early
recordings (demos and live sets) titled "She's Like Heroin" came
on Distortion Records.
Part of the 80's wave of UK Neo Psych and Garage Punk, The Morticians
made one of the best lost UK psych-punk albums of that era. It's a
combination of '60s styled garage punk and West Coast/Pink Fairies
like acid guitar rock. Heavy distorted fuzzed out guitar solos,
swirling keyboards and a really stoned atmosphere pervade this little
gem that's long gone on vinyl. Includes uniquely heavy versions of "Action
Woman" & "Song Of A Baker", "Blackout Of Gretely"
and a totally over the top lysergic version of the Country Joe &
The Fish classic "Section 43". Dave Goodman's
production is raw , drenched in reverb and somehow (only God knows) he
managed to hold this monstrous creation together.