Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Lonely Kamel - Blues For The Dead (2010)
I don't know what it is about Norway, but a lot of quality releases seem to consistently and constantly emerge from their woodwork from every angle you can imagine. In regards to that, 2010 has brought us a damn fine acid blues-rock album from Lonely Kamel, who dwell in Oslo and hammer down some fine blistering guitar brawls on Blues For The Dead, which came out earlier this year.
Sure, there's nothing groundbreaking here in terms of musical palette - everyone from Led Zeppelin to Leaf Hound have done the early 70's blues-rock thing to death before the former had ever played a single stadium. Still, when the rhythms are compelling and the vocalist has the drawl to go with the swagger, who really gives a shit what's new and past due? If tracks like 'Lady Mushroom' and 'A Tale Of A Madman' don't give you even the slightest bit of nostalgia for that good ol' psychedelia, then you should get your ears dewaxed.
Hang loose, rock out, and take Lonely Kamel for what they are - a kickass 70's stoner ensemble who have warped to the modern era in order to crack a few skulls...and stir your blood to life.
Listen Here - "Lady Mushroom"