Monday, December 15, 2008

Phafner

Phafner's 1971 album, Overdrive, is the stuff of record collecting legend. Rumor has it that only fifty copies were pressed. This seems a little suspect, but either way, it has fetched as much as three grand on eBay. Overdrive is a pretty fucked up druggy listen, it's raw, it's sloppy, it's full of vigor and spirit. The opening song "Plea From The Soul" is pure doomy bliss, but then the record trails off into some neanderthal blues rock. It's 1971, you're transported to a sweaty Iowa barn, hash smoke hangs low in the air, and sad-eyed caucasian dirtheads bang out crude tributes to their favorite sepia-toned negroes of yesteryear. I dig it, and you will too. Reissued on CD by the brilliant Akarma label.

12 comments:

the worried well said...

That cover, that fucking cover. I love that. downloading as I type.

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

Aesop have you already heard NUNSLAUGHTER's new split 7" with BRODY'S MILITIA? fucking brilliant in spite of they do just coversongs (incl. SACROFARGO's READY TO FUCK)!

Aesop said...

Papst, I haven't heard it. I am a huge Nunslaughter fan. Ludicra had the pleasure of playing a few dates with them way back. Great dudes.

Aesop said...

Papst, I haven't heard it. I am a huge Nunslaughter fan. Ludicra had the pleasure of playing a few dates with them way back. Great dudes.

Anonymous said...

That description was pure poetry.

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

Aesop I'll rip it for you and send you a link via e-mail tonight!

Harry said...

I originally read "caucasian dirtheads" as "crustacean dirtheads", and it blew my mind. This sounds awesome.

Aesop said...

It is really awesome even if it is not crustacean.

Papst Benedikt XVI said...

you should have mail!

Aesop said...

Alright, thanks.

Tri-City Terror said...

This is probably the best 70's album I've downloaded from here or anywhere in a while. Its definitely got that soulful doom sound to it, kinda like a more mellow blue cheer or something. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

downloaded this a while ago. finally gave it a listen. everything i love in 70's underground rock - sleazy, sloppy and FULL of heart.

love this! thanks, Aesop.

-Jugg Hed