Monday, July 12, 2010

Goin' Solar

The term "goin' solar," which appears as the title of this post comes from the excellent mid-'90s San Francisco band Men's Club. It simply means lighting your bong using nothing more than a magnifying glass and the sun's rays. Sounds a little dumb, and very Californian, but I bet you want to try it now, don't you? Now I wonder if way back in 1978 Grobschnitt was hip to this practice of "goin' solar" over their in their town of Hagen, Germany? This fantastic album of sun-worshipping stoner prog was recorded live and it is Grobschnitt's finest moment. The band expands and improvises on their epic song "Solar Music," the result is an angel's flight around the heliosphere where solar storms of THC choked riffage conspire to give your longing earholes a melanoma of catharsis. Fuck, I am high.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

me too! (stoned)

Ryan said...

This is amazing. Thanks, Aesop!

Anthony said...

Nice!!!! thnX Ace!

Grk! said...

Been meaning to give these loons a listen for ages. Thanks!

Robert Nowhere said...

old skool grooooovy! :D

hellgate said...

sweeet. i can't get enough of this sort of thing

Anonymous said...

Always quality.

RagnarR said...

Ha! Men's Club. Part of the extended "Pleasanton scene". Tom went to my jr. high & high school. I first knew of him at age 12 - as the cool hesher with the "Blizzard of Ozz" 3/4 sleeve.

I'll add this to my ever-growin' stuff to check out. Thanks!

Brandude said...

I'll be "goin' solar" next time I've got an afternoon in the sun.

Anonymous said...

man this kicks ass. thanks!

big carl said...

my roomie DEE-ELLED this and it's really great even sansabong