Friday, September 10, 2010

Crawlspace - In The Gospel Zone

I went to my favorite record store today. While sorting through a stack that the owner hadn't priced yet, I found this (among other rarities that I didn't pick up/will pick up next time) sitting between a couple junk LPs. I ended up picking it up for three dollars.

Crawlspace, one of many synonymous Crawlspaces in the world, were an "Indiana-bred, Los Angeles-based" punk-influenced hard rock band that was fronted by Eddie Flowers of Gizmos fame. I put this on at the shop before I bought it, since I was instantly intrigued by the cover art but I wanted to know what I was getting into. It was a big surprise: the fusion of punk and space rock is spot on, and I found myself hooked within one song. The song "Aeroplane" in particular sounds more like a straight punk song than anything else. The best part is that sixteen minutes of the B-side is a cover of Can's "Little Star of Bethlehem," rendered into an all-out psychedelic space rock jam. In The Gospel Zone is an obscure little jammer that I'm glad to have discovered. Also, apologies if this rip is sub par - trying out some new settings in Audacity this time. Let me know what you think.

Crawlspace - In The Gospel Zone MediaFire

No comments: