Fire Drill Album Review: My second review of 2016 and it just so happens to be another international psychedelic act. Formed after an intense trip to India, Halland County, Sweden’s Baby Jesus is a noisy and raw trip back to the 60’s. As soon as track one, “Nothing For Me,” hits your ears Baby Jesus is the band that somehow didn’t make it to the Nuggets or Back From The Grave compilations. You hear it all over the album with nods to Max Frost And The Troopers, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Velvet Underground, The Novas, The Alarm Clocks, and sounds from today. Baby Jesus’s self-titled album is fast, fun, and consistent. But, while Baby Jesus is consistent their originality suffers for it. In a scene full of garage and psych revival albums, nostalgia is always hard to pull off like good examples being Rose Windows’ The Sun Dogs and Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker. In the case of Baby Jesus, their tunes play like fun rehashes as apposed to homages. Baby Jesus has a great base and if they want to succeed with their next album experimentation could be a good place to start.
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Yippee Ki Yay Records
Along with TFN, Christopher Tahy writes for several music publications and has a modest (but growing) vinyl collection that spans genres and generations, while being a guitarist at heart. He enjoys the Dayton music scene and can never turn down a great rock riff!
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