Psychedelic garage rock with a dirty organ taking center stage. Bristol quintet The Bad Joke That Ended Well claw their way through eight tracks within half an hour on their self-titled album. These guys sound dirty as fuck, touching base with 13th Floor Elevators, The Doors and Pere Ubu. Grumbling distortion applied to gut-wrenching blues licks, topped off with hoarse lead vocals, with a surprising light sounding banjo probing through the dark textures.
Put it on after a particularly dull day at work and annoy your neighbours. Keep a bottle of your favorite beverage within reach.
The Bad Joke That Ended Well:
Alex Studer: vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica
John Turner: guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Matthew Davies: drums
Jason Strickland: bass
Eduardo Vizan Tascon: organ, keys, percussion
- Journey Man
- I'm Not There
- Hold My Hand
- Rain Comes Down
- Dance of the Dead
- Sundown and Out
- 02/16 The White Lion, London
- 05/26 Twisted Delusions 2 @ Green Baize, Weston-super-Mare