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Monday, September 11, 2006


THE MIKE GUNN : ALMARON (US'93)

Hard-Psychedelia Galore!!!!

One of Texas' most revered psych bands,The Mike Gunn spent its 5 years of life keeping the forces that threatened to pull it apart at bay.Finally,with the mysterious disappearance of its beloved drummer,in 1994 the band relented to the inevitable chaos that threatened to consume it for so long.Born on the ashes of the legendary Houston Schlong Weasel,it included John Cramer (vocals, guitar),Tom Carter (vocals, guitar),Scott Grimm (bass),Curt Mackey (drums).Mike Gunn is the name of the Schlong Weasel musician who named the band but never played in it.Mike Gunn's embrionic first single,Tom's In The Bathroom (1990),displayed a soul tune over a slow, martial tempo.Hemp For Victory (Anomie,1991) shows more of a Butthole Surfers via stoner-rock influence (A Song About Horses, Narcolepsy),not to mention a morbid fascination with Jimi Hendrix (Scary Black Man).Durban Poison (Double Naught,1992),recorded with the help of Scott Ayers,has a more refined and languid sound.The band matured on the monumental Almaron (Double Naught,1993),amid nods to Black Sabbath (Bullinga,All Across AmeriKa) and Allman Brothers (Resinated,Unblinking).Their sound is trippy,meandering,with an incredible distorted guitar work.The Album had it all:live jams,studio work,guitar insanity,smart ass John Cramer lyrics,and just a host of fucking great songs.Trippy songs like "Dry Nod" and "Ted" were juxtaposed with goofball trips like "Vaughan is Love" and "All Across AmeriKa".The guitars shine like never before and the band is at its peak of creativity.Then the Mike Gunn split to pursue separate projects:John Cramer started the Grimm Experience,Tom Carter started the Charalambides,and Scott Grimm started the Dunlavy.

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http://rapidshare.de/files/32723679/Almaron.rar.html
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8 Comments:

Anonymous nifki said...

That's HOT SHIT!!!!
Very Gooood!!

11:02 PM  
Blogger J.W.Okenrab said...

This album is one of the really great ones of the 90s. It's a shame that the band disbanded after this. There is a lot of name cheching in all these albums of these Houston bands. I'd like to here the full story!
Dunlavy is the band I like most out of the ashes of Mike Gunn!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FILE NOT FOUND

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boooooooooooooh!
Already gooooooooooooone!!
Repoooooooooooooost!?

12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please reUL on rapidshare.com.Thank you in advance.

10:25 AM  
Blogger cybernaut said...

Dunlavy is absolutely great but i think that Linus Pauling Quartet is the best band ever to come out of Texas.. so unique, so funny, so RAWKIN'

10:47 PM  
Blogger Fuzzbox said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/78800653/Mike_Gunn__-_Almaron__1993_.rar

enjoy & have a merry Xmas :)

7:05 PM  
Blogger SCOTT OZ said...

Please, Please, PLEASE repost this and any other Mike Gunn you may have. I have Durban Poison and Hemp for Victory on CD but can not find anything else. Linus Pauling Quartet turned me on to these guys and they are simply awesome!!

7:13 PM  

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