Extremely rare, trashy Arizona booze soaked psych rock LP with some blistering guitar and outlaw atmosphere.
Local mountain air rocker with psychy westcoast flashes on the excellent title track and elsewhere. Shifts between wellwritten, more melodic numbers and a rootsier rural rock vibe, with a couple of extended jams showing good playing and a nice atmosphere all around. One of the better in the hippie/barrock crossover zone - superior to Travelers Aid to these ears. Not everyone is impressed with this album, though.
Trashy 70s not-quite-hard-rock private press with an appealingly stupid sleazy vibe (one song is called "Crotch Crickets," another "tihsllub"). Excellent opening song has a nice flowing dreamy feel to it, but the promise of the album ends there abruptly, as the rest is pedestrian and dull. One can picture these guys going over pretty well at a biker rally or in a truckers' bar, but there's a difference between sleaze and real menace, and this lacks the dangerous edge of, say, the Burnt River Band. (via AcidArchives)
Bear Mountain Band - Crotch Crickets