Saturday, August 16, 2014

Buffalo Tooth/Creepers- Split 7” (Under the Gun Records 024)

This is a pretty cool split 7” from two SF bay area bands. Side A starts with Buffalo Tooth, are a trio with two of the three members from the band Glitter Wizard. This does not sound anything like Glitter Wizard, just to let you know. Their track is called Shit Show and is a very short 2½ min song. I don’t know how to describe this but it is fast, frantic, crazy high energy raw rock and roll… Very low fi but powerful stuff.. Flip the red vinyl over and remember it plays on 33rpm for the Creepers. Memory Fog starts off quite mysterious, and you might say creepy, with a sort of surfy like guitar and reverbed vocals but the track slowly builds up especially the drums as it all gets faster and then the break and a more melodic section that reminds me a bit of 80s King Crimson (the melodic elements) meets Pink Floyd 1969. Cool song even though I would like some lead guitar and not just the melodic theme repeated over and over and over. This track is nearly 6mins. I don't know how many of these they pressed.. Check it out.

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