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Monkey Power Trio, The – “Spiders In The Blood Supply ” – [Pochahontas Swamp Machine]

Max Level   11/22/2008   7-inch, A Library

The missing piece of the Monkey Power puzzle! Of the band’s dozen or so recorded efforts, this 2005 release is the only one KFJC didn’t have in the library before now. And it’s a good thing we grabbed it because the band is diving fully into a raw Roky Erickson-backed-by-Crazy Horse kind of sound on this one, and the songs rock! The title track hits us with fuzz guitar and that distinctive MPT recorder, along with some unbelievable background vocals. Speaking of fuzz, check out the tale of crimefighters Fuzzy and Jenkins and how it all came together. Elsewhere, Johnny Cash buys a screwdriver at Sears which for some reason involves a lot of screaming and crashing, and on the last track somebody down by the river– there’s Crazy Horse again– threatens somebody else with death. MPT cranked their thing up a couple of notches on this record.

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