Outlaw In Peru – OIP
This record has been kicking around for awhile but I popped it into my CD player the other day and it floored me. I don’t know when — or if — this band will ever play again, but that is part of the fun. They dress up in masks (because they are the Outlaw In Peru) and kick off a 10-minute stomper with fake crowd noise with “straight outta Little Compton…” where they name every town in Rhode Island except maybe Portsmouth and Arctic in “OIP Worldwide” with complete stadium bombast. They even make the point to let you know they are skipping Barrington because let’s face it, outside of that teddy bear store, it’s as gentrified as fuck. Outlaw In Peru understands that. It’s not all anthems for stadiums that don’t exist as “Profile in the Rock” rocks to some nirvana halfway between Motorhead and Thin Lizzy. “I Killed the Kennedys” rocks hard in a Grand Funk Railroad on amphetamines meets Body Count vein while offering up as much truth as the Warren Commission. You don’t have to wait for their next rodeo to hear them play. You can just go to 75orlessrecords.com to order and be the proud owner of this biscuit.
Tall Teenagers – Self-Titled
T-Rock used to always try to get me to listen to this late ’90s alt-rock band Verbena. They sounded like Surfa Rosa-era Pixies with songs that were just not as good. Surfa Rosa is in my top 50 all time records, so there is no shame when I liken Tall Teenagers to that record. I’ve never spent the time to appreciate Verbena till I saw Tall Teenagers and it struck me what they reminded me of. It is the same shtick with fuzzy loud guitars, mixed gender vocals and short twisty tunes. What I like about the Tall Teenagers is, for starters, it sounds phenomenal. Raw guitars whether they be foreboding on “Gone Gone Gone” or just driving through the morning madness of a new day rising on “I Get Awake.” “Thief In The House” jams along sounding like some mix of Crazy Horse Neil Young digging deep into a mix of grunge and gospel with no Gods in sight. “Home” has some surf licks and a driving back beat to carry you to safe harbor. The tension build-up in “Walking On A Street” just engages one to find out what is around the next corner. Speaking of corners, from their first show till I eventually saw them, people have raved about Tall Teenagers live. Being a fan of grungy guitars and short songs, I concur. That time I asked for my money back based on them not being particularly tall or close to being teenagers was strictly an aberration, possibly from inebriation.
Limelight Magazine has announced their 8th Annual Online Readers Poll. 75orLess nominees include Jets Can’t Land, The Lincoln Tunnel, and Outlaw in Peru (who are all competing against each other.)
Outlaw in Peru – OIP
Outlaw In Peru claim to hail from Providence, but they could just as well come from outer space. There are a few biker rock kind of songs that cruise along in a cool way. What I’m really digging here are trippy Steppenwolf or Hawkwind sounding gems, the really long songs that let the psyche guitar rip. Outlaw In Peru worked with one of my favorite lyricists Mike Mountain on much of this record and its cool to hear his words in a different soundscape and a different voice. Let your brain be the venue and check this album out with headphones and whatever it is you take to relax. Enjoy the trip!
75OL-234 Outlaw in Peru – OIP
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1. Dovish Delight 04:30
2. Snooperscope 04:15
3. Closed Eyes 07:16
4. Resurrection of Thanksgiving 03:49
5. Profile in The Rock 04:42
6. The Watcher 04:13
7. I Killed the Kennedys 03:57
8. Fever Dream 07:29
9. OIP Worldwide 09:56
10. Graintable 07:50
These three fugitives from justice, have been jamming together for a year now. They met in a peruvian penal colony, singing in the prison death metal choir. Breaking rocks in the hot sun, they fought the law & the law won.
Mark Suburbanite was arrested for giving cannabinoid donuts to police when he worked the drive thru at donas clavada. He bats left handed, likes to cuddle, and provides that fat fuzzy bottom.
Tu-lo was incarcerated for sleep jaywalking and not identifying himself to police. ZZZzzz was not the name monogrammed on his footie pajamas. He collects hand stamps, loves dogs, sunsets & destroying drum kits.
Jose was driving 20mph on the highway, when he was pulled over for going too slow. He refused to respond when police knocked on the window, singing “I hear ju knockin but chu can’t come in”. He was tazed and confused for so long its not true, wanted Doritos, never bargained for 10-20yrs.. Jose collects wigs, likes ballroom dancing and coating his guitar strings with honey, to slide smoothly up the neck. Extra buzz comes from the bees in his bonnet.
Michael Montagano wrote to them in prison. The contents of his letters forming the lyrics for most songs. He is the Bernie to their Elton. Performing with the band Mike Mountain is his day job.
OIP play long jams, interspersed with tenor poetry, thick fuzzy green sweaters, old movies playing in the background while the beats flow. Influenced by Bunnydrums, Earthless, Mike Mountain, Harsh Toke, Hawkwind, Can, The Sword, Shabbas, Derek Trucks, Dust & Phillip K. Dick….
Chilling at their hide out in Central Falls, the gang just released their jams to the world. Double bock stoner rock with a thick fuzzy coating. Slippery guitar, fuzz bass, heavy drums. They cannot show their faces in many places, unless it’s guitar pose faces, or orgasm faces… on the run & looking for fun…Contact our FB page if you would like a date. Law enforcement need not apply…
with Mothor, and Radio Carbon
with Radio Carbon
with Nick Sundman
Pour Farm Tavern
New Bedford, Mass