Weird Tales (Y'all Motherfuckers Forgot 'Bout Good Ol' Son of a Bitchin' Blues)
Crank this to 8.5 of 11
Genre: Stoner Doom, Metal
Sounds Like: Salems Pot, BUS, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats
Homeland: Warsaw, Poland
1. Got the Blues for Murder Only (4:31)
This track is a cover of blues master Lonnie Johnson's 1930 song. Their heavy brand of drug-laced fuzz makes this song unrecognizable and feels like an original. A great way to kick off the album.
2. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues (7:53) Standout Track
Wow, this cover of 1931's Skip James' original is tremendous! It's part bluesy, psychotic and of course loaded with psychedelic fuzz. The backing vocals on this track adds some great variety.
3. Too Fucking Cold, Too Fucking Dark (7:20)
A psychedelic bluesy instrumental cover of the 1927 song by Blind Willie Johnson. This one hits you with tons of trippy fuzz and psychedelics. It's totally opposite of the original which is a soft, relaxing bluesy tune.
4. Take Sick and Die (3:55)
This cover of Muddy Water's 1942 song is again a nice heavy rendition. Has a bit of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats vibe.
All four tracks are covers from legendary blues artists.
We love how Weird Tales puts their own spin on these songs. You really need to know your Blues history in order to realize they are covers.
Album cover art by Krzysztof "Kriss" Gulbinowicz, mixed and Mastered by Marcin Klimczak and produced by Marcin Klimczak and Weird Tales.
Since this EP is covers of old blues tunes, lets go with Old Stock Ale by North Coast Brewing Co. in California. This 12% Stock Ale hits hard like these covers, yet tends to taste better with age, just like these original blues songs. It’s brewed with classic Maris Otter malt and Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops, all imported from England. Making for a nice pairing with this album.
Weird Tales are:
Dima - Guitar and Lead Vocal
Kriss - Bass and Vocal
Matt - Drums and Vocal
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