"III" (Small Stone; 2010)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Southern California trio Sasquatch continues to crank the volume and smoke the van out on their third offering, the aptly bare bones titled "III."

Meshing fuzzy riffs with bluesy rhythms is far from groundbreaking, yet Sasquatch makes it all work by delivering a dose of cosmic charm (“Pull Me Under”) with an underpinning of unabashed rock'n'roll savvy that takes all the necessary precautions to get the job done.

You'll love this no frills and fancy-free slab of stoner rock with a freewheeling 70’s rock swing (“Walkin’ Shoes”), if you dig organically grown hard rock.

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"II" (Small Stone; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Simply stated, Sasquatch's sophomore effort, "II," rocks. Hard. So hard that it grooves, shakes, shimmies, and swaggers like a graceful version of its namesake. 

This Los Angeles trio's bell-bottom blues and sunshine acid rock is on full throttle on cuts like "Pleasure to Burn," "Off the Rails," and "Seven Years to Saturn," (the mega-jam of 2007 thus far) and then bleeds even into acoustic campfire hymns like "Catalina."

Fans of Fireball Ministry, Five Horse Johnson, and good old fashioned floor-stomping, whiskey-guzzling, bong-loading raise-your-hands-in-the-air rock are going to boogie all night to this one. 

Sasquatch: Keith Gibbs: Vocals & Guitar; Rick Ferrante: Drums; Clayton Charles: Bass.

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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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