“The cold wasn’t that bad, I’m just glad to be riding in a car with some good music playing.”
Superheavygoatass's new album out on Arclight Records titled 60,000 Years would have been good to listen to while cruising. Its stoner rock with a Texas twang and chunky guitar chords thick as briskets perfect for testing out the low end of your stereo. They used to be known as simply Goatass, but Austin legend Handsome Joel added the Superheavy part to their moniker and super heavy they are. Fans of Kyuss and Sabbath type thunder rock need to check these dudes out. Russell Abbott is on vocals and guitar. Brent Boepple holds down the bass. Tim Hurt keeps the ride riding and the crash crashing. Derrick Halfmann kicks a little ass on guitar.
60,000 Years is supposed to have some sci-fi connection laced with a little Satanism, but I thought the lyrics were more than a little bit vague and minimal. The songs could use a little tightening up. Maybe label mates RPG can teach them a thing or two about brevity, but long jams tend to come with the territory of stoner rock. Highlights include “SSOB” which features a snappy guitar solo with lots of hammer-ons; sludge rock that kicks it into overdrive. Most of the tracks on the album begin with a slow bass line and then build brick by brick into total heaviness. “Built To Last” breaks that mold with a memorable riff that really grooves. “Ms. Underhill” is the epitome of beer drinking Trans Am music. Look for Superheavygoatass this summer as they tour the country spreading good heavy vibes to the masses.
I made it back to town with Gonz’s help and my car was just fine. T-dog met us in the front of his house and asked me where I’d gone. It seems that he went back for me after ten minutes or so. It was just a big joke, ha-ha. I should have slugged him, but I accepted his lame story and noted to self to turn him down the next time he wanted me to hang out with him. I got into my old Buick, cranked up some Black Flag and called it a night since the sun was now coming up.