Sunday, August 20, 2017
GIOBIA- What have you Done 7” (H42 Records H42-034)
Giobia are an excellent psychedelic rock band from Italy. This release came out just before the bands small spring-summer tour and the release of their excellent Live Freak LP. It features one new song called What have you Done and a cover of the Hawkwind classic, Silver Machine. What have you Done is a true space rocker with a high energy, cool spacey electronics and effected vocals. One of the more heavy Giobia tracks that I have heard. Silver Machine features Shazzula Vultura on vocals. The main part of the song is played very close to Hawkwind but I love what they did with the middle part with a lot of trippy keyboards and later a nice guitar solo. Pretty psychedelic stuff! It has a very special sound production as well. Great 7” and very cool sleeve with a collage of old school space and sci fi images. The 7” is dedicated to Lemmy.