The Memphis Goons
Off their first and only release, circa 1970, from Memphis' one and only cult garage band. Everybody talks about getting down to the roots, but no one has ever sounded this close to the bone. Classic Captain Beefheart-influenced garage rock that you just gotta hear.
Although this collection has been rumored to be a fake collaboration recorded in the '90s to sound like it was from the '60s, this scenario could not be further from the truth. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, truth is better than fiction. These Memphis high school losers were listening toMore
Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, and the like in the early '70s and were not
going to let their redneck roots or their lack of musicianship stop them from
creating their vast body of work in Elvis Presley's shadow in the Memphis suburb of
Whitehaven. Somebody in the band was dumb enough to save the tapes and almost
25 years later they saw the light of day. If you are looking for extreme
music, here it is, in its raw, warbling, neo-psychedelic glory. Fuzzed-out, lo-fi, and nearly incomprehensible, this captures the true spirit of independent music.