Monday, December 14, 2009


Re: Del Tigre - Stony/Obscure Self-Titled Releases From The 70's

That's right, Erik, two can play at this game.
Armageddon was the super-stony mid-70's project of Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf (right). And while other former Yardbirds like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck were fading away into total obscurity, harnessed to go-nowhere musical projects that no one has ever heard of, Relf was kicking out the jams with the volume at 11 in 1975, forming the Armageddon machine with former members of Captain Beyond and Steamhammer. Armageddon only played a handful of shows before Relf's untimely death by electrocution in 1976, leaving this album as his first and last work with the band, as well as the final chapter of his legacy.

Quite a bit of this disc meanders off into some psychedelic/acoustic hippie shit that I can't really get behind (as do most rock and roll albums from this era), but all is made well by the opening track, an eight-and-a-half minute, 16th-note guitarmageddon called "Buzzard" (see video).
This album is the soundtrack to your life if your life is drinking Billy Beer with a bunch of your bros in the parking lot of a burger joint, checking out the new exhaust system Steve installed in his Camaro right after railing blow off of his teenage girlfriend's tits in back of your custom van at the roller rink. Or something.

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1 comment:

Asa said...

This album is killer. Got a kinda beat-up LP copy of it about 2 years ago for reallll cheap.