MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT
"The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight" (Tee Pee Records)
Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter
The Mystic Krewe Of Clearlight hails from the mighty land of
Creole food, swamps, and all-night parties. This should bring a smile to your face because The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight
features members of Eyehategod, Crowbar, and Down - now that's a switch! Despite their
pithy name, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight are borne of the New Orleans jam ethos and are dedicated to exploring
the relationship of blues and rock in the form of lengthy instrumentals.
Like the city they're from, The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight elevate having fun to an art form. A festival atmosphere runs throughout the six tracks. The instrumental sludge and doom jams have odd twists of '70s rock a la Deep Purple, glorious hard rock, and surf music in each song. All the songs are upbeat and evoke happy spirits. One can easily imagine The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight playing to a smoky, crowded bar with jovial folks smiling as they enjoy the music over beer, cigarettes, and good conversation.
The only comparisons I can make for The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight are the Bakerton Group or Sixty Watt Shaman with a Hammond organ. However, if you like stoner rock, "heavy" rock, or jam rock then The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight will light your fuse. Even fans of Southern rock legends that jam like the Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd would find something to like with this Krewe.
Production was conducted by The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight and Dan
The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight is Jimmy Bower on guitar, Joey LaCaze on drums, Andy Shepard on bass, Paul Webb on guitar, and Ross Karpalman on organ.
For more information visit http://www.teepeerecords.com.
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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