Saturday, January 23, 2010
Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Australia has brought many fine musical entities into the world: The Saints, Hoodoo Gurus, Paul Kelly. Then again there is most of the INXS catalog, Silverchair and Wolfmother. Add the ever-popular "garage rock" tag and you've got a pretty hard sell for this asshole. I can't say that I'm the hugest fan of the GR genre, but I know a number of serious players and connoisseurs and have spent enough time absorbing to know this isn't terrible. If you are a GR guy, you'll probably eat this up. Or maybe already own it, as this is a reissue. It's got a good backstory in that there are brothers in the band and EDHC were initially a drunken lark at a vinyl pressing plant's holiday party that had their besotted recordings duped and have gone on to be huge down under. Whouda thought? Get the whole story at the Eddy Current Suppression Ring web presence here, along with some audio and video delights. If you like what you hear, Memphis garage titans Goner are handling this reissue. You can grab it here, along with Primary Colors, the record that blew them up last year.