Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse (2012)
Ty Segall is a bit of an prolific guitarist; this being one of three albums he released last year in various guises.
This album is great; it sounds as though Segall listened to the 60s through broken speakers and tried to recreate the sound, and in doing so, re-invented punk rock. Garage rock is the order of the day and the guitars are big and fuzzy. Some of the tracks are relatively restrained, such as I Bought My Eyes, whereas some tracks are completely out-there balls-to-the-wall noise rock, such as title track, Slaughterhouse.
Across this album, I can’t help but think about The Stooges, Sonic Youth, even Black Sabbath on a track like Wave Goodbye (the vocals of which remind me of the Violent Femmes, who are again brought to mind again on Bo Diddley’s Diddy Wah Diddy) and Mudhoney, on the grunge noise fest, Fuzz War.
Through and through, this is what garage rock should sound like; raw, punchy, abrasive, loud and fun.
Favourite tracks: Wave Goodbye, The Bag I’m In, Oh Mary
Spotify link: Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse