Smokey Fingers – Promised Land (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Smokey Fingers - Promised Land - Album CoverSometimes it does the soul good to be transported to yonder laid back times of Easy Rider (the film), Doc Hollyday, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the likes. Just makes you want to put on your cowboy boots, hunt for these tight jeans, don a Stetson, and go a-cruisin’. Down them dusty highways, across broken service stations to stop at a saloon in a windy town for beers, burgers, and fun.

Now, when I first saw the trailer Smokey Fingers issued, and these guys talked in Italian, I scratched my head, not sure where this was all heading.

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Gorilla Pulp – Peyote Queen (2016) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Gorilla Pulp - Peyote Queen - Album CoverAh, groovy! The first track Die of Thirst just started to blast out of my headphones, taking me on a journey. Where is my snazzy headband and embroidered, henna-colored sleeveless jacket before I continue? This harkens back, way back in time to the druggy, psychedelic times Hard Rock was born out of blues and stuff.

Gorilla Pulp really adopt this pre-metal style in Peyote Queen. A style in fashion back in the ’70’s up to early ’80’s and delivered with an enthusiasm that is frankly refreshing. I am constantly reminded of Black Sabbath and their very first contribution to [...] Click to raid more!