Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Exkursions - Self-Titled (1971)

Alright, here is the first post to start this back up again. This album is the first album by this heavy metal/psych rock band. You will find a lot of different genres of music mixed in this album. There is definitely a good amount of fuzzed out psych guitar that at times borders a heavy metal-esque feel, but never does it get to heavy that one would find it to switch genres completely. You will find that it also has a very bluesy backing to it, an almost Groundhogs sound can be heard at points.

The percussion is rudimentary but at the same time works very well with the vocals and guitar work. In "Its Been Set Down", the song starts with a drum solo that after 30 or so seconds breaks into a very heavy very fuzzed out psych guitar riff that continues throughout the song.

This album has been on just about every playlist that i have created since i have downloaded it. It is very heavy, very bluesy psych rock that if you like bands like The Groundhogs and A.B. Skhy you won't be let down by this album.

Also sorry for the vagueness of this review. It has been awhile since i have had to write one of these so you may just be better off downloading the album and just making your own personal review for it. As always clicking download will take you where you need to go, and remember in order to open the file you will need WinRAR. Just a friendly reminder, while your waiting for this to download, leave a comment, don't just download and run.





Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great music. I've downloaded almost everything you have posted.

Thyssin Kruppe (San Mosodemus) said...

i am wondering when youy will post something new?! all these albums are NUTS! i love them. i need mooore!

Anonymous said...

Stoked to hear this. Any chance of reupping the Groundhogs? Also, anyone interested in Thank Christ for the Bomb?

jp said...

this is indeed the business . many thanks once again

Anonymous said...

Wow! Didn't know anybody besides me knew about this album at this late date. Hard to believe it was almost 40 years ago.
This was the first (and only) album cover I photographed and designed. I think I still have a copy somewhere. Haven't played it in 40 years, either.
Hope all the guys are alive and well.

jeffreybrucelea said...

fyl jonnzen (drummer) died in 2005 lung ca did him in. all those camel non filters caught up with the man.