Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Mind Control on 2LP
Within the blood soaked grooves of Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats' third album Mind Control (2013) you will hear shocking tales of bizarre desert ceremonies, religious brainwashing and drug inspired mass slaughter. Imagine the original Alice Cooper band jamming in a cell with early Black Sabbath and the Stooges, whilst sitting on murder charges and you may get a glimpse into their fuzzed up world of exploding tube amps and cymbal smashing mayhem. However, this enticing act of musical manipulation is merely the icing upon a very sick cake.
Mind Control is a concept album with a theme that makes the acts and intentions of the likes of Charles Manson and Jim Jones seem like petty crimes. What makes Mind Control scarier than most albums is that it doesn’t seem as sinister on the surface as it really is deep down, within the core of its black acid-drenched world of pain and torture.
There is no escaping the chained-to-the brain hooks and melodies of first single, “Poison Apple,“ but this is merely a trailer for the real hellish delights to be bestowed upon the earth. The infectious energy surges and pulverizing grooves of “Mind Crawler,” tell the tale of a man on a mission who has fled from “Mount Abraxas” after mercilessly murdering all the members of his cult. He rides his motorcycle through the gates of hell and hijacks the weak minds of yet more foolish disciples to join him in his desert hideaway. This is when the real fun and terror truly begins.
Recorded at the legendary Chapel Studios over an autumnal full moon using the finest western electrical technology, engineer Jim Spencer (Bert Jansch, Robert Wyatt) captured perfectly the bands live sound of saturated fuzz, mind-bending riffs and 60′s vocal harmonies. A wider range of influences can be heard from both music and cinema, but their founding principle of presenting light and darkness still remains. Simple and ragged in all its low life glory, Mind Control is the ultimate expose of killer cult madness and mind manipulation.
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Mind Control Track Listing:
1. Mt. Abraxas
2. Mind Crawler
3. Poison Apple
4. Desert Ceremony
5. Evil Love
1. Death Valley Blues
2. Follow the Leader
3. Valley of the Dolls
4. Devil’s Work