Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Album Review: Endless Boogie -Long Island

Endless Boogie
Long Island
**and 1/2 out of *****

Endless Boogie are perfectly monikered, they live for the vamp. Long Island finds them in their element slowly mowing there way through extended simple workouts.

Tracks here run long, most shoot for the 10 minute mark, as the band starts up a casual rhythm and lets their guitars expand over the sound. There aren't many deviations once the band gets rolling they are in it for the long haul. The opener "The Savagist" sets the table with its lock step drum and bass plowing ahead as the guitars swirl around, lyrics are clearly secondary and seem only to be spoken/sung so that this isn't a full album of instrumentals.

The group nods to 60's icons with hints of The Rolling Stones in "Taking Out The Trash" and give off a Doors mystic vibe with "The Artemus Ward". Song structure is not the bands forte, jamming is and they do it best on "Imprecations" while "General Admission" wah-wah's aggressively giving motor to the album with power and oomph.

In the vein of Blue Cheer and other hazy 70's stoners, the group continues the basement vamping tradition and if that is your cup of tea or you have a long drive ahead give Endless Boogie's newest a spin. If you are looking for tight arraignments, soul singing, or exhilaration with your rock and roll you should probably look elsewhere. 
Personally we here at RtBE love these guys and can jam into this style all day fucking long, but we realize it isn't for everyone. That said we have liked their older albums a bit better then Long Island.

Support the group here, buy the album here, and peep a sample below:
"General Admission"

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