Crushed Butler —
Uncrushed ... LP Radio Heartbeat, Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Stunning pre-punk work from late 60s UK – and a set that really lives up to the promise of its title! We'll admit that we were a bit suspicious at first, but the strength of the work here is incredible – nothing like the psyche, blues, or jazz-inspired rock coming out of the British scene of the time – and much more in a mode that resembles American work by a rare few groups like The Stooges, MC5, or The Seeds. But even more than those three, there's a definite "punkness" here that's really riveting – a speed of tunes that's extremely unusual for the period, and a raw, simple, guitar-based groove that would almost have us thinking PoshBoy LA, if the lyrics weren't so heavily accented English! Titles include "It's My Life", "Factory Grime", "Love Is All Around Me", "Love Fighter", and "High School Dropout". LP, Vinyl record album