"Bugs on the Bluefish" (MeteorCity; 2003)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Gallery of Mites is a loose musical affair made up of most of Monster Magnet, sans Dave Wyndorf. However, it's not a Monster Magnet album. Instead, it takes the band off of the Spacelord set and brings them back to the organic surroundings of a garage in New Jersey, from where the real rock'n'roll actually emanates. 

Having the relaxed feel of Josh Homme's "Desert Sessions" series, Gallery of Mites is loaded with like-minded musicians whose purpose is to groove and kick out some jams. And jam they do, as the ten tracks of fuzzed out guitars take precedence over ego and in turn, make for some trippy rock tunes that stand right up to any 60s-styled garage rock act. 

Dig through the closets and throw on the tie-dye, Gallery of Mites have delivered a treat to be grateful for: the swinging sounds of garage rock. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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