Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Split/EP: Acid King - "Down With The Crown" & Altamont - "Wanted Dead or Alive"

"Down With The Crown" by Acid King and "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Altamont were both 10"s released by Man's Ruin Records that were then later reissued as a split, which is super appropriate since Altamont has Dale Crover and Acid king has his (now ex) wife Lori S. I had a bitch of a time tracking this down for some reason so I thought I would share. I uploaded them seperately in case you already have one or the other.

First up is "Down With the Crown" by Acid King. Let me try to sum this up as quickly as possible: it's dirty, fuzzed out, smooth, heavy and psychedelic. It's usually hard for me to be sold on female vocals for some reason but i fully enjoy Lori's vocal efforts on this. This was the EP that sold me on Acid King after hearing a good amount of material like "Busse Woods" that I was unsure about, so be sure to give this a shot if you feel the same way.

1. Teen Dusthead
2. Full Reverse
3. Phase II (Extended Mix)

....And here's "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Altamont. I really love this band and this EP. This is bluesy, psychedelic, heavy, dirty, spacey and groovy as hell. If you still aren't convinced I can sum it up in two words for you, those two words being Dale. Crover. The standout track on this for me is "Red Jackson".

1. Pluto Washington's Introduction
2. Sally Greensnake
3. Red Jackson
4. Casino
5. Pluto Closes Shop