Album Review

Francis Harold and The Holograms – “Who Said These Were Happy Times” – [Going Underground]

mickeyslim   12/22/2011   12-inch, A Library

Like a scary nightmarish dream, this electrified drudge crawls out of the murky muddy swamp and into the demented minds of this foursome from Arizona. The album consists of nin tracks of ghostlike screaming from a man in a dog maks and blackface, psyched out guitar riffs, stony thrumming drumming, feedback galore, and randon tempo changes. The last track, “Did You Hear,” is an eleven minute long stoner epic, maniacal laughing and inaudible screaming, bluesy distortion from guitarist, and droning bass; a perfect demonic accumulation of these guys’ best. Francis Harold says of his own music, “It’s, uh, really tense and really awkward and really confusing, like when you first get ot middle school and you have to dress out for P.E”


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