January 17, 2013

The Bad Joke That Ended Well: The Bad Joke That Ended Well

photo: Harry F Rook

Psychedelic garage rock with a dirty organ taking center stage. Bristol quintet The Bad Joke That Ended Well claw their way through eight tracks within half an hour on their self-titled album. These guys sound dirty as fuck, touching base with 13th Floor Elevators, The Doors and Pere Ubu. Grumbling distortion applied to gut-wrenching blues licks, topped off with hoarse lead vocals, with a surprising light sounding banjo probing through the dark textures.

Put it on after a particularly dull day at work and annoy your neighbours. Keep a bottle of your favorite beverage within reach.

The Bad Joke That Ended Well:
Alex Studer: vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica
John Turner: guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Matthew Davies: drums
Jason Strickland: bass
Eduardo Vizan Tascon: organ, keys, percussion

The Bad Joke That Ended Well: The Bad Joke That Ended Well

The Bad Joke That Ended Well is released on vinyl through Stolen Body Records. Digial is free through Bandcamp.

Tracks:
  1. Journey Man
  2. I'm Not There
  3. Hold My Hand
  4. Mountains
  5. Rain Comes Down
  6. Dance of the Dead
  7. Sundown and Out
  8. Strangler

Live dates:
  • 02/16 The White Lion, London
  • 05/26 Twisted Delusions 2 @ Green Baize, Weston-super-Mare

» The Bad Joke That Ended Well on Facebook

No comments:

Post a comment