Released last week by my friend at Howlin´Moon Records , Al Hotchkiss, this is the last volume in a series of comps, featuring musicians the far corners of the garage universe.
Just two songs here, and rarely has sounded so undeniably equal parts tortured lo-fi garage and drug dirty psychedelic fuzz, and it is superb
Do Al Hotchkiss need even an introduction? Well, here I go now
You know, Howlin´Moon Records are from Glasgow, and started clearing rooms in the 2010 begining …it seemed that was a city that was best known to me for Mark Knopfler , Mogwai or Primal Scream , unaccustomed rail thin weirdo spazzing out and screaming the 60`s era rules, the weirdo was Al Hotchkiss, and his guitar work was from a reverb planet (as were his vocals); just wave after wave of distorted bliss, with wailing awkward leads that would hit you in the face like a spitwad that was equal parts Roky Erickson and Link Wray.
Tentakills´s live shows was a close thing to 13th Floor… , just a total assault on every thing you though you knew about psych garage…after getting crushed by reverb bursts , Al – Celina might delivering psych jams that seem exist for both to channel demons and materialize them in the form of pedals and feedback while Grant Canyon and Jackson plodded and pounded away on a dirty groove that could continue indefinitely…and I never wanted it to end. But… Al moved to four other projects or so, and joined with several bands being every bit as bizarre as he appear to be and each union (and the band) doesn’t last long.
He also fronted Filth Spector and released a brilliant solo effort as ¡Dead Man’s Stroll & Other Popular Favourites! all of which was posted it onto wearethelastbeatniks eventually. Through Al , I discovered a bunch from many garage bands …these are very important friends to have from this far planet point, and I owe him a lot.
Only this year Al- Howling Moon have almost a dozen releases as well, and a summer sampler which I’ve never been able to hear it. It look like shit, full of amazing garage vibes, and as you probably don’t have all them, I’ll tide you over with this post….Anyway you can go to Howling Moon´s bandcamp and listen all the releases online and if you got an strong financial position can donate some money for any Al stuff …
Wild Al Hotchkiss – Two Wings,To Carry Me Home
Composed and performed by Al Hotchkiss.
released 30 January 2015
1.Wild Al Hotchkiss – The Ferris-Wheel 03:28
2.Keep It Way Down In That Hole 03:33
3.The Bottom Of The Sea 04:41
4.The Way I Feel Inside 02:11
Los Tentakills – The Devil’s Gospel For The Satanic Priesthood
Hey, you? What’s that sound?!
released 02 March 2015
Wild Al Hotchkiss
1.I Got Two Wings 03:09
2.Dive Bomb 02:29
3.Monster’s Hop 03:11
4.Show Your Love 02:13
5.Facin’ All The Same Tomorrows 03:50
6.She Always Lies 02:13
7.Takin’ Over The Town 01:57
Rise Of The Echo Drone with Wild Al Hotchkiss – Howling Moon Records Presents: Frantic Emerging Reflectivity
Side A – written by Al Hotchkiss
Side B – Written by Echo Drones
TUNE IN, DROP THE FUCK OUT.
released 05 March 2015
A joyful union of members from Rise Of The Echo drone/ Wild Al Hotchkiss/ Helicon / Los Tentakills & FILTH SPECTOR! A beatific resonant auditory sensation made by real people for real people and birthed straight from THE DARK AND BLOODY GROUND.
1.Way Down In The Hole 03:26
2.Cupboard Full Of Pills & A Sharpened Knife 01:52
Wild Al Hotchkiss & His Aquaphibians – Salty Sea Dawgs
Composed, performed & produced by Wild Al Hotchkiss
released 21 March 2015
These were all recorded using acoustic guitars
Psychedelia Surf thang heavily influenced by The Ventures In Space LP & the works of Gerry Anderson. Free or chuck a few pennies at me if you feel you oughta. ENJOY!
1.King Titan 02:55
2.Insurmountable Princesses 02:38
4.Freak Flagged! 02:29
HOWLING MOON RECORDS – FILTH SPECTOR – He’s Counting Worms In The Back Yard
released 25 May 2015
1.FILTH SPECTOR – He’s Counting worms In The Back Yard 03:46
2.FILTH SPECTOR – Thee Filthy Urchin 03:41
3.FILTH SPECTOR – Demon Lover 03:09
THE MUFFIN JUNKEE PRESENTS ~ AN EVENING WITH FILTH SPECTOR!
LIVE SESSION AND DANGEROUS INTERVIEW SIT DOWN UNDER THE FULL MOON. HOSTED BY THE MAD DADDY JASON DANIELS THE MUFFIN JUNKEE.
released 26 May 2015
1.An Evening With Thee Filthy 4 53:40
HOWLING MOON RECORDS – HOWLING MOON RECORDS SAMPLER VOL.1
Howling Moon Records Sampler Vol.1 out NOW for FREE! Hosting and boasting the likes of Beat Poet Bennie Torrance / Rise Of The Echo Drone / Filth Spector / Los Tentakills / Al Hotchkiss / Von Wilhelm / Persian Claws / Dee Claw & A HOST OF LOVELY AFFABLE FREAKNIKS.
released 28 May 2015
1.Los Tentakills – Out To Play 03:46
2.Dee Claw & Wild Al Hotchkiss – L.S.DEE 04:06
3.Rise Of The Echo Drone & Wild Al Hotchkiss – Cupboard Full of Pills & A Sharpened Knife. 01:46
4.Filth Spector – Demon Lover 03:09
5.Wild Al Hotchkiss – Wake Up A Little Suzy 02:08
6.Wild Al Hotchkiss & The Evil Ones – Grim Fandango 02:33
7.Wild Al Hotchkiss – When Up Is Down 05:00
8.Bennie Torrance – Darkness Escapes Through Mornings Door 01:37
9.Wild Al Hotchkiss – Way Down In The Hole 03:33
10.Los Tentakills – I Got Two Wings 03:09
11.Filth Spector – Thee Filthy Urchin 03:41
12.Los Tentakills – Cut Off My Hands 03:01
13.Wild Al Hotchkiss – I Can’t Hardly Stand It! 01:56
14.Wild Al Hotchkiss – The Low Road 02:35
15.Filth Spector – Le Fils De Miles Davis 08:53
16.Wild Al Hotchkiss – The Bitter Cup 02:34
Wild Al Hotchkiss & The Ouroboros – Shooting Daggers EP
IT COMES CRAWLIN’ OUT THE SWAMP TAH GRAB YA! IT’LL LEAVE YOU NAKED, GNAWING ON BONES IN THE WOLF ENCLOSURE AT THE ZOO! IT’LL PUT YOU IN A WILD CRAZY DISPOSITION, THE BEAT! THE BEAT! THE BEAT!
released 25 July 2015
WILD AL HOTCHKISS – GUITAR / VOCALS/ SONGS / DRUMS (FOR BEGINNERS)
SYMON MCCAIG – GUITARS / PERCUSSION / BACKING VOCALS
1.Shooting Daggers 01:51
2.All Tore Up (Can’t Hardly Stand It) 02:14
3.Oh, The Cuckoo! 03:45
4.Move It On Over 02:40
5.Precious One 02:47
6.Nothing Is Real & Nobody Really Knows What They Are Doing 02:54
Dee Claw & Al Hotchkiss – L.S.Dee. cover art
POST TRAUMATIC GARAGE PUNK WITH A PSYCHEDELIC TWIST OF LEMON! MEMBERS: DEE CLAW (PERSIAN CLAWS) AL (LOS TENTAKILLS/ FILTH SPECTOR) BRING YOU THE BEAT TO KEEP.
released 14 August 2015
HOWLING MOON RECORDS
1.INTRO – MANTRA OF CONCORDANCE 00:40