Album Review

Cheater Slicks – “Bats In The Dead Trees” – [Lost Treasures of The Underworld]

jacksoil   9/1/2011   12-inch, A Library

Number 86 of a limited edition of 500 that is a repressing of a release that “sold out” in about 1 day the first time around; 2009’s Cheater Slicks make what some might call a noise record inspired by “garage rock”. Undoubtedly cut from the same bolt of cloth as say a Liquorball, Gasenata, or Mainliner. 4 solid studio tracks cut onto vinyl that, at first you think are going to “build” into one another,but instead of building they just ARE, and BEING is something that isn’t bad here. A bonus CDR is included that is a live recording at Skylab that is thinner in sound but possibly meaner/unrelenting in tone. The CDR is clearly the same set of songs, and after a few listens I found myself liking both just the same which is fine with me, as I’d rather not choose a favorite; the whole thing is amazing and worth more than just a few listens before it gets lost in the library.

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