A horrible hack

Antorchas

Grass

Year Released: 2015
Format: 7"
Label: Munster
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 14, 2015
Some pretty nifty Mexican psych rock, this, recorded back in 1971 and available here and now for our greedy consumption. The lead track is the clear standout: driving, organ-heavy and coming off somewhere between the Human Beinz and Cream's 'Tales Of Brave Ulysses'. It shares its space with 'Going Down', which starts with a great drum/organ/vocal workout before becoming an odd, truncated lil mood piece that mopes around all too briefly and could really do with being quite a bit longer. Over on the flip we have 'El Jardin Del Eden' which starts in a pleasingly grubby 'Foxy Lady' fashion before calming down with some Eastern vibes and then changing tack again to become something mellow, drifty and a touch too fey to 100% engage me. Still, the stuff on the A-side is pretty much golden just a shame that my copy came with a honking great scratch through the run-in groove. What the heck, Munster?!

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