Aside from the fact that even my weekend was full of work-type work (as opposed to this-type work), I wanted to let that Ed Mundell interview breathe a bit as well as the top of the page, so I didn’t post anything to close out last week either yesterday or Saturday night. Also, the only thing I’d have been able to say either Friday night or Saturday was “blah blah blah fuck everything,” and I figured that wouldn’t help.
So instead, we’ll open this week with a trio of tracks from Ohio classic heavy obscurios — yes, a portmanteau of “obscure curios,” and you’re welcome — Granicus, who released their self-titled album in 1973. That was the Zeppelin-esque five-piece’s only record until 2010, when they reformed and released Thieves, Liars and Traitors independently. If you’re interested in reading more about them, their site is here. Basically I stumbled on these tracks and thought they warranted further investigation. I’ll but Granicus on my ever-growing list of heavy ’70s records I need to buy right next to the self-titled Jamul album.
To come this week: reviews of new records by Torche and Candlemass, as well as a MASSIVE slab of audio from the almighty Bong, and that much-delayed interview with Caltrop. Today we’ll be taking a look at Michigan-based weirdo rockers BerT, and if there’s time, we’ll rock out to British instrumentalists Thorun. Wednesday we’ll have the next installment of Woody‘s column, and I also hope to start the aforementioned “Canon of Heavy” series before Friday, though that’s a maybe at this point. Time and post-office permitting, I also want to take a special look at the catalog of Roadsaw, which especially after the Where to Start Small Stone piece last week seems all the more ripe for a bit of worship.
Much fun ahead and a decent chunk of ’70s riffing is never a bad way to start a week, so enjoy your Granicus and I’ll get to work on the above. I hope you had a great, safe and supermoon-filled weekend and that your week follows suit. Thanks as always for checking in, both here and on the forum. Good times all around.
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