lundi 5 novembre 2007

HEAVY CRUISER "s/t" - 1972

I've been listening to this record a lot, but I still don't know what to think about it.
Neil Merryweather is the mastermind behind this unclassifiable LP.

HEAVY CRUISER is one of the numerous projects Neil Merryweather has been part of, and may also be the most unknown one. After this one, he went on to form MAMA LION with Lynn Carey who sings on some cuts on HEAVY CRUISER's debut.

This LP is a cauldron of boiling influences and experimentation. Classic late 50's Rock'n'Roll (check their bombastic covers of "C'mon Everybody" and "Louie, Louie") messes up with Folk ballads and Punk before Punk attitude.

"Miracles Of Pure Device", the last track, is really worth discovering, mostly for the second part of the song, some endless freaky keyboard dementia.


HEAVY CRUISER "s/t" - 1972 - USA - Family Productions FPS 2706

3 commentaires:

Bill a dit…

Neil Merryweather was one of my favorite "undiscovered" artists. I no longer have a working turntable and would love to hear this again.

Any chance for a re-post?

Thanks in advance!

Play LOUDER! For Best Results a dit…

Bill, please enjoy this re-post of HEAVY CRUISER "Miracles Of Pure Device". I could have posted another selected cut, but I can't find time to run this little blog anymore...

Bill a dit…