Jpt Scare Band - Sleeping Sickness
Somewhere in Kansas City in the early 1970's, a wild, brilliant guitar player named Terry Swope and his band, JPTScare Band, raised the hair on the back of the necks of the six or seven people who must have turned up to see them. Given the place of Stoner Rock in the pantheon these days, we can think about what might have been had more paid attention. This collection of seven tracks, most over 12 minutes long, are brutal slabs of Sabbath-esque mud, with Swope veering off into the mystic with trippy but smart drones that Clapton gave up after Cream.
Unlike Clapton, who settled for tepid JJ Cale imitation, They never disappeared, as if they was on the radar in the first place. This is one of those discs that give the anonymous hope; no matter who notices, a well-placed chord is KNOWLEDGE, and, for however long this lost power trio has kept at it, have more than enough proof that they had been here.
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